filled with many hugs, cards, and reminders of just how awesome moms (and all
women) are. I just wanted to quickly stop by and share with you what our
1st graders made for Mother’s Day. We went very simple with a
watercolor painting and a card. Next year, I’d love to add-in a Mother’s Day song (most
likely from Ron Brown Intell-tunes)..but for this year, it was a perfectly
simple way to say – “Thank you!”
We started the watercolors as a directed draw. I saw a picture on Pinterest that I really like and used that as the guide. Unfortunately, the photo was never linked, so I can’t give credit – sorry! Our class has done several watercolors throughout the year – turkeys, snowmen, Cat in the Hat…so my friends love and know the process. We always start with a pencil drawing, then sharpie, and then, watercolor. This week we added a step and mounted our paintings on black construction paper!
To accompany our watercolors we also wrote about our Mom and what we know about them. I used this Mother’s Day card template, and I loved reading the kids’ response.
This sweet friend “My Mom is good at running and washing feet.” First graders are definitely the best!
Well friends, that’s it – short and sweet. Have a wonderful day celebrating the women in your life!
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