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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Rodeo Art 2017

Krahn Elementary's Rodeo Art Winners 
and District Finalists

These talented cardinals will be on display for the 2017-18 Klein ISD Rodeo Showcase! 
We also have been so blessed to finally have the first (in my 4 years here at Krahn)
to move to the finals for the Houston Livestock Show this February as well!
The talented 5th grader, Kenut will have the opportunity to attend
the awards ceremony this year at the Rodeo. 


Vivian and Jordan in Mrs. Wycopen's Kindergarten class
Giovanni from Mrs. Torres's 1st grade.
Fernanda from Mrs. Bluhm' s 1st grade class. 
Tobias in Mrs. McMillian's 2nd grade
Elizabeth in Mrs. McMillian's as well.
Emma in Mrs. Matthai's 3rd grade class
Maddison in Mrs. Burkes 3rd grade class
Alexandra in Mrs. Thomas's 4th grade class
Jake in Mrs. Ahmed's 4th grade class
Makayla in Mrs. Elijah's 5th grade class, 

Kenut in Mrs. Gonzalez's 5th grade. 
Thank you for all of your support in helping us get there. 
I am attaching the images of each grade for you to see. 

Kenut, 5th grade


Vivian and Jordan in Mrs. Wycopen's Kindergarten class

First Grade
Giovanni from Mrs. Torres's 1st grade.
Fernanda from Mrs. Bluhm' s 1st grade class. 

Second Grade
Tobias in Mrs. McMillian's 2nd grade
Elizabeth in Mrs. McMillian's as well.

Third Grade
Emma in Mrs. Matthai's 3rd grade class
Maddison in Mrs. Burkes 3rd grade class

Fourth Grade
Alexandra in Mrs. Thomas's 4th grade class
Jake in Mrs. Ahmed's 4th grade class

Fifth Grade
Makayla in Mrs. Elijah's 5th grade class, 

Ugly Duckling Swan

We watched the Classic Disney short
Ugly Duckling.

We practiced drawing swans starting with the number 2. 
THen formed the head and body from this. 
Students added the water lever at half way.
They were encouraged to add pond life to the underwater area. 
We brainstormed and made a list of what could be in a pond environment:
frogs, tadpoles, fish, dragonflies, flies, butterflies, turtles, ducks...

Fold paper in half. This fold is the surface of the water. 
WIth a PENCIL, Draw the swan on the surface of the water. 
Add bottom of swan under the fold (belly and feet). 

Madelynn, 1st grade, is here outlining her drawing with a
permanent marker before coloring and  painting. 

 Color all details (excluding the sky and water) 

Monday, December 4, 2017

Kandinsky Paintings


This awesome Kandinsky blogged from Mrs. Smith helped me get started. 

Mrs. Thomas's 4th grade
Angel, Ellis,
Danizla, Santiago & Jaslen

Mrs. Jamison & McMillian's class
Dominic, Trinity, Emily,
 Melik & Harmony

Me. Ansari' s 2nd grade
Natalie, Brielle,
 anonymous, Maci,
Landon & Alyssa

Celestine 3rd grade
Joseph, Ben,
Gabriel, NoName,
Braylon & Gabby.
Mrs. Celestine's 3rd graders (continued)
NoName, Hunter, Payton,
Mystery, Camille & Gemma


Mrs. Do's 2nd grade class

Michael,   ?   ,  Ginnette, Asher,
Annie,     ?   , Nolan & Austin

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Skeleton Leaf

Mrs. Warren's 1st grade class

Good videos to watch explaining the parts of a leaf. 


You will need one 9 by 12 white paper and one colored paper.
you will need one 9 by 6 alternate color paper.

Cut a rectangle with rounded corners from the smaller piece of colored paper.
Do NOT destroy the middle. It will be used.
I had to fold the paper then cut to make it symmetrical.

 Glue the middle down on one side of larger alternative colored paper.
Glue the outside frame from middle to the other side of larger paper.
(see above)

study shapes of leaves
pick a shape to draw onto paper.
If you want them symmetrical, fold paper in half and draw only half of leaf. 
Then cut out and open to draw veins.
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Draw a big leaf on folded paper with pencil.
Outline with black marker.
Cut from paper when folded to create 2 leafs.
Add vein lines coming from the center line going upward away from stem.
The veins grown away from the stem and out towards tips.
Some leave patters can be more complicated than others. 
Main Veins tend to be THICKER.
while all others stemming from them get skinnier. 

When leaves are completed, begin decorating the frames. 
I used a marker or crayons one shade darker than my paper to add shadow, outline and design. 




The first time I glued my leaves down BEFORE decorating my frames. 
This was a little harder, but still worked out in the end. 
------See Below----
Glue down leaf onto construction paper.
Add detail around edges with black marker.

Add crayon shadow around the leaf with a darker shade of the construction paper.
Add simple detail around the leaf.

Day of the Dead art

Mrs. Meleski's 4th grade class
Alec, Kelci, Shelby,
Renard, Alexis & Addison.


Mrs. Davidson's 4th grade class

 No Name, Jocelyn, Ria, Chance,
Ashton,  Jason, Jesse & Michael

Ayden, DelMarlo, Eliza, Michaella, 
Sara, NoName, Kayleigh & Carlos
Mrs. Clouse's 4th grade class
Patch, Valery & Erin

Mrs. Mathai's 3rd grade class

In Mexico, it is a Catholic Tradition to celebrate a Day of the Dead.
It is one day of the year, spirits of loved ones passed on are invited to visit their loved ones.
On this day, friends and family will set up things for the passed Loved one.
This can consist of food, objects or memories that the Loved one would like to revisit here on earth.
The most important part of this idea is that "death" of those that once were here should not be a time of grief or sadness, but more of a celebration for their soul being eternally in Heaven.
They no longer have to experience the pressure, stress or pain that life here can bring.
That is why symbols of death are decorated with life.
We will take the human skull for this project and make it come to life with flowers,
color and designs.

 Print out a simple and large image of a skull.
Cut it in half. Let the students draw only this half on folded paper with a pencil.
Make sure the fold of the paper is on the same side as the center of the skull.
Outline with a marker.

Make sure that you draw light till you know it's right.
Then you can go darker with a marker.

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It should look like this when done.

 Trace image while folded to the other side with a pencil.
It helps to hold it up to a light box, window or display case if possible.

 Outline other half now with a marker to even out skull.
 Cut out skull and glue down to small construction paper.
Glue down this small piece to a larger piece.
 Use a pencil to decorate the skull, border and inside the border.
You can make it a mad (add mustache, hat or bow tie)
or a woman (flowers in hair, lipstick, eyelashes, etc.).
Use design ideas from Mexican culture.
Use crayons to color and decorate the art with bright and joyful colors.

My Daughter, Maisy 5th grade