One of the first art projects of this school year began with the reading of Ish by Peter H Reynolds. Amazon writes that"A creative spirit learns that thinking "ish-ly" is far more wonderful than "getting it right" in this book. "
My students were delighted with this concept and we find the suffix "ish" creeping into almost every subject area now.
We created "ish" paintings by crumpling up 4" x 5" rectangles into balls and dabbing liquid water colours all over it. We flattened them out and recrumpled them, then repeated this with two other colours. We discovered some interesting ishly shapes and colour combination, some were sping-ish, others Christmas-ish and a whole bunch of other ish ones!
Support Staff Appreciation CardsMy grades 1 & 2 students designed thank you cards to present to our EA for all he hard work at our Support Staff Appreciation party.
Christmas CardsFinally, just before Christmas, my grades 3 - 5 class turned their ish paintings into Christmas cards for parents, grandparents and other family members and friends.
I'm sure all who received these cards were absolutely, ishfully delighted with them.