After the Snow

And as soon as it came, it went…

A picture of melting snow and ice on Sunday


Construction downtown on Monday (photo from Up North on Facebook)
On Sunday, the majority of snow on Mackinac Island disappeared, with all of it gone today. And who knows when it’ll be back again… but I’m sure more snow will be on its way soon enough. 

We are also almost near the start of our Christmas break at school, and I wanted to share with you a few of the art projects my students have been working on in class. I teach 7th-8th grade music & art, and around Thanksgiving they completed a relief print project with a winter theme. The students learned about how to transfer a design to a 4×6 piece of rubber, and how to carve it out. After they completed their projects, I took the prints home and used embossing powder and simple frames from the dollar store to create some festive gifts that they can give to their parents:



In kindergarten, we played with colored macaroni! After dying some macaroni with green food coloring myself, the two boys in my kindergarten class and one girl in first grade got to glue the macaroni onto a cardboard circle that I traced from a Pringles can, and after flying macaroni around the edges they left some blank space in the middle. I then stuck their picture in the center and glued a bow at the top, creating a wreath tree ornament that the students can use every year on their Christmas tree (pictured are two wreaths with school photos already applied, and one blank one with an S to stand for the first letter of the student’s name):

 As for me, I’ve got all of my holiday shopping finished and am looking forward to a long, relaxing break. If you liked the art projects mentioned above feel free to like or share in the options below, or leave a comment! I may have more posts like this sometime in the future…

– Heather