Sunday, April 17, 2011

Fabric + Elmers Glue + First Graders = A whole lotta fun

I teach first grade. I love it. Each month a book is chosen for a school-wide "Book of the Month". We read it several times, do an activity and display it in the classroom. This month was my class's turn to display in the main hallway. I know...exciting! This month's book is Abuela by Arthur Dorros and illustrated by Elisa Kleven.

It's hard to tell from this picture, but the illustrator used fabric and trims in her pictures. The grandmother's purse is a piece of lace, the top of the building on the lower right is ribbon, etc. Scraps of still my heart! I know where to get a few (bazillion) fabric scraps.

It took 3 fabric loving sessions, but the kids made pictures of themselves and their grandmas (Abuela in Spanish) or grandpas doing something special.

I present the masterpieces:


Zonnah said...

Those are sooo adorable!

Anne at Film and Thread said...

So cute! Aren't those kids lucky to have you as a teacher!

I can't wait to see your dressmaking ventures, too. I have one of those Cynthia Rowley patterns, but haven't made it yet.

PS We were in your neck of the woods this weekend racing our sailboat on the St. John's River. The wind was just howling through there.