100th Blog Post-Auction Projects Galore

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Sorry I have been absent for the last few months.  I am trying to update my blog and make it more user friendly.  If any of you have ideas I would love to hear from you.

For my 100th post I thought I would share the fabulous auction projects the students have created this year.  I love doing these but its gets a bit crazy when we come down to the deadlines and trying to fit it all the normal curriculum etc.  I assisted with about 6 classes this year and I want to say thanks to all the parents that helped with materials etc to get these done 🙂

First Grade-Crosses

First Grade Wood Piece Auction Crosses

So happy to have Mr. Silva the science and math teacher on campus this year 🙂  He taught woodworking and has a love of it as I do of art.  He helped cut and prepare the wood for the First Grade Crosses.  We got the ideas of course from Pinterest and went about trying to figure out how to get them done with the students.  I again used my Annie Sloane chalkboard paint with students with water to have a whitewash effect.  Thanks also to Claudia my fearless friend and room mother who was with me all the way on this project.  I hope one of use gets to purchase one of these.  I truly love them!

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Third Grade Auction Project

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This week I only had a few classes but had to finish off the auction projects for the school.  Nothing like cutting it close its today 🙂  The bench below was easy and fun to do with the students.  I purchased the really cute bench on Etsy (one of my favorite artist stores). Here is a link to James’ pallet furniture store https://www.etsy.com/people/paintman1976.

You start with the student either drawing a flower or using a page of medium size coloring book flower pages.  Have the students color in flower and then you cut out.  Trace the flowers onto the bench with a charcoal pencil in varied heights.  Then have a plate of acrylic colors mixed for them to use to paint the flowers on the traced area on bench.  I had about 3-4 students come into class room at a time and the rest were playing outside with another parent.

After the flowers dried which was pretty fast since it was a warm day I had the parents helping me paint the grass and we worked on the quote.  I had a parent with good cursive writing (thanks Mrs. Gregg) write the quote in charcoal pencil.  Then I traced over it with a black sharpie.  Then I took black acrylic paint and a thin round paint brush to go over it one more time.  Lastly I sprayed a matte gloss finish over to seal it and you are done.  Really cute and fun 🙂

Third Grade Auction BenchThis was before I did the final coat of black paint over the quote…Yes I forgot to take a final picture 🙂  But I will tonight at the auction!