Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Birds of the Grasslands

Mrs. Howard's 4th grade class studied the birds of the Grasslands. These birds often live in large fields of grass, possibly near the edge of a forest. They have to be quick on the ground and have good camouflage when there aren't a lot of trees to hide in. Most of the birds these students studied had feathers in the earth-tone family - lots of browns, golds, and tans. All the sculptures are made entirely of recycled materials, plus acrylic paint. Here are a few examples from this class:

A Turkey and a Bobolink!

A Falcon and a Prairie Chicken!

A Turkey Vulture, a baby Barn Owl and an Ostrich!
A Prairie Chicken and a Pheasant!

3 comments:

Becca Ruth :) said...

I love your blog!! It has been a big inspiration to me. Please check out my budding blog
http://ms-artteacher.blogspot.com/
I would appreciate the support!
Thanks,
Becca Ruth

Snippety Gibbet said...

Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful daughter!!!!!! How exciting for you!!!!! Enjoy the time you have at home with her.

I wanted to let you know that I used a photo (and referenced and linked to your blog) on another blog of mine. Really, the blog is just for my own use, but I wanted to see if using that photo is okay with you.

www.bulletingboardstoremember.blogspot.com

jan

Snippety Gibbet said...

Thank you so much for doing lessons in which each child's work is absolutely individually thought out!