Welcome to the JRB art blog! If you are a parent, I hope seeing what we are creating in class will help you discuss your child's artwork with them!
If you are another art teacher, feedback is welcome! Whoever you are, please leave a comment!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Reduce! Reuse! Recycle!

Jack Johnson's Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

The following letter will be available at open house tonight, and will be disseminated to classes in cycle 2. Thanks! :)

Dear Families,

Many of the children’s favorite art activities involve the use of materials found around the home. Collages and sculptures can be made by reusing everyday objects. This is not only a wonderful manipulative activity, but also teaches a lesson about caring for the environment and conserving resources.

I was hoping to enlist your assistance to help us be able to complete these activities. Could you please check around your home and see if you have any of the following materials that we could use in making art?

· Bottle caps
· Coffee cans
· Buttons
· Cloth scraps
· Ribbon
· Spools
· Wrapping paper
· Wood scraps
· Small sticks

I will be accepting these on an ongoing basis throughout the year. Any contribution you can make, large or small, would be greatly appreciated. Please do not feel the need to go out and buy anything. This would, of course, defeat the reusing aspect of the lesson. As always, thank you for your support and positive attitudes!

Stay creative!
Mrs. DiSalle

No comments:

Post a Comment