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6th Grade Portfolio Project – Follow Your Star!






I’m especially excited about my 6th grade portfolio project! This project is inspired by an amazing book by author/illustrator Peter Reynolds, who created the classic children’s books “The Dot” and “Ish“. This potentially life-changing book, “The North Star”, is so special, it even has it’s own website! (Check out this site for fun activities for […]






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Kindergarten Stars






Try these simple instructions to teach your kinders how to draw stars. As adults, we make these designs automatically, almost without thinking, but for a five year old drawing their very first star, it’s nothing short of magical! Once it “clicks” for them, they will be drawing stars everywhere! First talk about types of lines, […]






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6th Grade Portfolio Project – Follow Your Star!






I’m especially excited about my 6th grade portfolio project! This project is inspired by an amazing book by author/illustrator Peter Reynolds, who created the classic children’s books “The Dot” and “Ish“. This potentially life-changing book, “The North Star”, is so special, it even has it’s own website! (Check out this site for fun activities for […]






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Sunset Cityscapes






I do this project year after year with the 1st graders, and it’s always a hit. The kids really get creative with their buildings and the results are fabulous! Directions: 1. Begin by painting clear water over a piece of white 9×12 watercolor paper or heavy-weight construction paper (what I use). Then do a wet-on-wet […]






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The Colors of the Rainbow






Kids love rainbows! And kids in grades K-1 tend to be almost obsessed with them. And why not?? After all, rainbows are fascinating! A rainbow is a multicolored arch that forms in the sky when the sun shines onto droplets of moisture in the air. Rainbows span a continuous spectrum of colors in a specific […]






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