Gung Hay Fat Choy

Celebrating the 2013 Chinese New Year at the Brooks Elementary School.

This school-wide project involved the students in the art class of Mrs. Keefe.  Starting with a simple cardboard box and some materials from the recycle center, the dragons head began to take shape.  Next scales were added.  Students decorated foam shapes and glued pom-poms around the eyes.  The body is made with 15 feet of red fabric, which has hula-hoops attached to add support to the structure.  More foam shapes were added for the spikes on it’s back.  The finished dragon was a result of a lot of teamwork across all the grades at the Brooks Elementary School.  Many classes used the dragon in a school-wide celebration parade!!!

chinese dragon step onechinese dragon step two

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Hello Boys and Girls,
It is that time of year, SUMMER VACATION!!!
Have Fun, Stay Safe, and Be Creative!

Here are some of my favorite things to do on Summer Vacation.
Keep a Sketch Journal.
Sit outside and watch the bugs walk around.
Listen to the Birds early in the morning.
Watch how the color Orange appears EVERYWHERE as the sun sets.
Stay up late to look at the Moon.
Paint pictures of the beach.
Walk around the neighborhood looking for Owls.
Ride my bike.
Build sculptures in the sand.
cotton candy art