Friday, September 26, 2008

18 kids and one dog

Thursday's class was a full house! Papier mache.

full house

We were so busy today, I didn't get photos of the finished products, which included a red crab among suns and starbursts.

papier mache

three new kids in class today.

helping eachother

The kids finished early so we also folded paper airplanes and flew them outside. whew!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

recycled materials and papier mache

My friend Nancy gave me a big bag of large wooden circles--drapery hanging things. We used those, popsicle sticks, phone book pages, masking tape, artpaste, and tissue paper.


This part was kind of tricky, and the kids helped eachother tape the sticks to the hoops.

phone book pages worked great!

the papier mache part is slimy.

concentration required

suns, turtles, snowflakes....

While they were still wet, the kids added layers of tissue paper for color. The hoops had little eye screws, so we attached fishing line so they could hang...

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Mundo Lindo

this week we're working on pinwheels for peace and fall leaves.

Tuesday mundo lindo

Some of the pinwheels from Tuesday's class. The Escondido Childrens Museum will display them on Saturday September 21.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Friday, September 12, 2008


photo by Sam Hodgson, from Voice of San Diego of me and the Mundo Lindo kids

mrs. peterson's students

Here's me (in front) and Lizzie, my assistant and 4 kids from Mrs. Peterson's class. The girls are giving a report on Mundo Lindo to their class and requested a photo opp.

Self portrait week

Self portraits this week. I taught the kids to draw a face, in proper proportion, then let them go with collage to create!

FULL class!

Thursday's class is full! We had about 19 kids today. Hectic, but great fun.

Self Portrait as an adult

I love the green outfit!

the joy of collage

self portrait

self portrait

Love the shirt made from map.

it's about the hair

self portrait

We had 10 kids in the Tuesday class.

Monday, September 8, 2008