Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Started but Not Finished

What a Wednesday!  We got a lot started, and will hopefully finish tomorrow.  Then all the "stuff" we have been collecting will be out of the room!

I was inspired by the book, An Artist's America, by Michael Albert.  First we have been collecting cardboard boxes....the cereal, macaroni, cracker type.  (They were everywhere!)  Then we hunted for all the letters needed for The Pledge of Allegiance.  I assigned each group a portion of the words and they had to find those letters.  Then we put them all together on a big piece of butcher paper.
The beginning of our collage.  Now that we have found all the letters, we can glue them down and all the fillers for between and around the letters.  (I think we will need more boxes.)

We also started a President's Day Craftivity.  Erica Bohrer has the cutest project for both George Washington and Abraham Lincoln!  And they side George, the other Abe!  Genius!!
Cut out the pieces.
Glue to two identical shapes together.
The George side.
Tomorrow (hopefully we will finish Abe and our collage).
Happy Wednesday,


  1. Looking forward to seeing your finished projects!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  2. They came out cute! I use cut out letters for spelling center and call it "Ransom Spelling." I ask the parents to donated cut out magazine letters and then the students look through them for the letters they need for their spelling words. I ask the parents to keep digraphs together. This center will be in my new Scholastic Spelling book, but they changed the name to "Scrapbook Spelling," as ransom sounded a bit scary!

  3. I'm glad I'm not the only one with glue that looks like that! =) You wouldn't even believe my 'scraps' bucket.

    Emily @ Second Grade Silliness 

  4. Hello there! This is Michael Albert!! Thank you for being inspired by my book! Where are you located? Send me your address & I'll send you some posters! Keep creating! Happy Summer! Best, Michael