Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Hearts and Stars

This year I decided to do my stars and hearts. But, after doing them for a couple of years, I was ready for a change.

This is a very shuttle change, and my first graders are still getting what I want out of this lesson, which is practicing line. I did choose to leave out the stamping part, but that would be easy to do in the background, maybe next year.  Below are some images from that lesson from a previous post.  

This lesson was featured here, on Deep Space Sparkle.
I do this often with my projects, making some simple changes can breathe new life into the project.  I can't just get out the same old projects year after year and blow the dust off.  This gets redundant and then we start to lose passion for what we do.  Plus, isn't that what we do, teach kids to try new things?  

If we aren't willing to experiment, why would they?  Plus, you can always go back to the way you originally did a project.


  1. Hi there, would you be willing to send the lesson plans for these? They're great!

    1. Hi, normally I would say of course. But, we just got new computers and none of my saved documents made it. So I am very sad, years of lesson plans and documents gone. :(