Wednesday, September 18, 2013

2nd Grade Summer "TV Shows"

I worked up a new second grade project for the beginning of the year. In the past, I had done an expanded images project that tended to get a little on the overly silly/crazy side. This year I asked each student to draw their favorite memory from summer. The project allowed the kids to get back into the swing of things and for me to find out all of the cool things they did over break.

To make it a little extra exciting, I decided that we would make the summer paintings into "TV shows" by sliding them into these envelopes that were donated a few years back. Each envelope has a large clear window that works perfectly for the screen. After the kids finished their watercolor painting, they went over their lines in sharpie, then turned their envelope into a television by adding buttons, etc. One example above is even complete with a cable box below! Overall, this was a pretty fun project to get the year started. 

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