Week of June 8 – 11

2020 Art Gallery

Week of June 1 – 5

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Hello friends,

Here is our final themed art lesson for the school year…

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM!!

Although this is the FINAL lesson for the school year, I will be posting a special message next week, so visit the blog next week too!

ALL art assignments are due by Thursday, June 4, so if there assignments that you missed still have a bit of time to turn them in via email.

Step one: plan your art. Look at the examples below, decide if you would like to make a popsicle or an ice cream cone. Will you paint, color, or make a paper collage?

Step two: you could draw a cartoon popsicle or ice cream cone. Follow the directions in the video below.

Step three: email your art to Mrs. Buenting, make sure you have your name and classroom teacher’s name in subject line or in the body of the email.

Week of May 26 – 29

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Welcome back friends,

The theme for this week is is one of Mrs. Buenting’s favorite animals, cats!!!

Step one: watch and draw with my step-by-step video on how to draw a cat.

Step two: color your kit cat following the directions from the video.

Step three: take a photo of your drawing and email it to me. Make sure you have your name and classroom teacher’s name in the subject line or in the body of the email.

I hope you enjoy drawing your cat. Roxie (my cat) and I look forward to seeing your beautiful illustrations!! MEOW.

Week of May 18 – 22


Hi friends!

The theme this week is, Art to Wear.

Step One: watch the video below for directions.

Step Two: create your t-shirt design. The t-shirt worksheet is a PDF that you can download and print, I’ve also inserted it as a jpeg for you. These are both below the video.

Step Three: email me a photo of your design. Make sure your name and your teacher’s name are in the subject line or body of the email. Have a great week, stay safe, be kind and create cool stuff!

Week of May 11-15

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Hi friends! The theme this week is computer art.

This week for grades K-2 we’re going to have the same assignment. But everyone’s art will be different and uniquely their own. I was hoping to do some artwork and explore outside a little this week based on the lovely blooming May flowers and budding trees, but it’s still a little chilly. I know we’ve been on our computers a lot, but let’s give this a try. It’s quick, easy, and fun.

Visit Tate Kids website. Tate Kids is a website created by the Tate, the Tate is a group of four famous museums in London, England.  The Tate Kids website has some really cool interactive painting tools. I’ve included a link below.   You can choose either the “let’s create” or the “inspire me” sections from the “Let’s Paint” area. Choose your canvas, choose different tools, have fun, explore, create some really cool stuff.

Once you have finished take a screenshot of your work and email it to Mrs. Buenting. Here’s one I created.

As always stay safe, be polite, help your parents, and create!

Step One: Visit the website’s Let’s Paint area.


Step Two: Choose “let’s create” or “inspire me” option

Step Three: Explore the tools and create your masterpiece.

Step Four: Take a screenshot of your work.

Step Five: Email me your artwork!

Week of May 4 – 8

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Hi Friends,

First, I just wanted to let you know your superheros are AMAZING!!

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This week, let’s focus on brightening someone’s day.

Step One: Get inspiration from the images below.

Step Two: Create your masterpiece.

Step Three: Install your masterpiece in your front window to brighten someone’s day. Maybe it’s the mail person, a delivery person, or a neighbor taking a walk.

Step Four: Take a picture of your artwork installation. Email it to Mrs. Buenting, make sure your name and classroom teacher’s name is in the subject line or body of the email.

Have a wonderful week, be kind and remember help your parents!

Week of April 27 – May 1

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Hi Friends,

The theme this week is SUPERHEROS!

We are ALL Superheros in someway. By Identifying with a superhero children become empowered, learning compassion, the difference between right and wrong, and making healthy life choices. Help build your child’s self esteem and empower their superhero traits with this superhero art lesson.

This lesson was created by another teacher named Katie, from Hollywood Kindergarten. I have placed all the directions on a Slides Presentation, which can be accessed only through your child’s student account using the following link.


The presentation is long, therefore I suggest you read through everything first. Work on this assignment throughout the week, completing 1-2 steps per session. Remember to send me a photo of your completed superhero AND the writing portion.

Stay safe, help your parents and be kind my friends.

Week of April 20-24

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Hi Friends,

The theme this week is elephants!

Step One: Watch the videos below. The first one is Mrs. Buenting reading a poem about elephants, I chose a poem because April is poetry month. Also, be sure to watch the video of author David McKee reading his book, Elmer.

Step Two: Read the fun fact sheet about elephants.

Step Three: Complete the graphic organizer with 3 facts you learned about elephants.

Step Four: Create your own elephant!! 😀. You could color and cut out your very own Elmer, or draw an elephant and decorate it with a fancy costume. You could even create an elephant sculpture using paper. Review the example images/video below in the post for inspiration!

Step Five: Take a photo of your elephant AND your graphic organizer. Email the photo(s) to Mrs. Buenting buentir@dearbornschools.org. Make sure your name is in the subject line.

Step One Videos: Poem and Story

Step Two: Elephant Fun Fact Sheet and Graphic Organizer

Elephant Graphic Organizer

Step Three: Create Your Elephant- Elephant Art Ideas

Color and Cut your own Elmer
Draw an Elephant
Decorate an Elephant with a Fancy Costume
Create an Elephant Sculpture

Week of April 13-17

Hi Kindergarten Friends!

I hope you spent a happy week making memories with your family.  This week is all about scavenger hunts. These are fun for the whole family. Stay safe, be polite and kind! 

Week of March 30-April 3

Hi everyone!

This week I would like for you to watch the video below about a global (done around the world) art projcet to help people feel better everyday.

The project is called “you are beautiful”.

After you watch the video, download the three coloring pages, or create your own you are beautiful picture. I added some work created by students to inspire you!!

Oh, and be sure to email me a photo of your work.



Week of March 23-27

Hello Kinder friends,

I would like to start by giving a shout out to Avery in Mrs. Chammout’s class. Avery shared the lovely flower painting she created on the first day of spring.


The focus this week is:

Fine Motor Skills

Below are links to several blogs that have fun activities for students to strengthen their fine motor skills. Fine motor skills use the muscles in the hand, finger and thumb. These skills help students to perform important tasks such as feeding and dressing themselves, grasping items large and small, writing/drawing, and cutting. Building and strengthening these skills foster self esteem and confidence with daily tasks. Explore and play with the following activities throughout the week.

Homemade Play Dough

Play dough is great for building fine motor skills. It can be rolled, sculpted and cut with scissors or cookie cutters. Here is a link for free printable play dough mats from picklebums. Also, keep in mind these ideas can be drawn on any type of paper if a printer is not available, and other items can be used instead of play dough. Lines and shapes can be made with beans, rice, cereal loops, and noodles that have been designated specifically for play.


There are many recipes online for homemade play dough, here are two simple ones that I found. First, a link from Growing a Jeweled Rose blog.


And this one from Sea Lemon.

Lastly, a link for Little Bins for Little Hands blog. All I can say about this blog is WOW! They have fabulous ideas for little ones, be sure to check it out!!


Please, remember to email me photos, I will continue to do shout outs to my Kinder friends who are being creative! 😃

Week of March 16-20

Good morning Kindergarten Friends and Parents!

The focus this week is:


This week I would like for you to create two art works that use color.   The color may come from paint, crayon, marker, colored pencil, food coloring, even items found in nature!  (More about supplies at the end of the post.) Artwork can be big or small. You can draw on paper, on cardboard, on the back of an envelope, on the sidewalk with chalk, digitally on the computer or tablet, anywhere!
Please keep all that you create and bring it to art when you return. Just put your name on everything! If you have a folder or portfolio or would like to make a folder or portfolio to put it in, that would be a great way to keep it together but is not necessary!
Photos of temporary artwork like sidewalk drawings, and screenshots of digital work may be emailed to me:
I will share some of the emailed artwork here on the blog!

First a little about Mixing Color

Mixing two different colors will create a third new color.  Mixing color is a wonderful hands-on activity that can help young children build fine motor skills and learn about how physical properties of a substance, can change.
The most important colors are the PRIMARY COLORS.  The PRIMARY COLORS are: red, blue and yellow. These colors come straight from the earth, they are pure colors.
By mixing the PRIMARY COLORS together, SECONDARY COLORS are created. The SECONDARY COLORS are: orange, purple and green.

Do you remember Mrs. Buenting’s favorite color?        

(I’ll share the answer at the bottom of this post.)


We Start with a Story

Watch the read-a-long of Mouse Paint by author/illustrator Ellen Stoll Walsh
More mice painting from PBS:
Watch the read-a-long of Monsters Love Color by author/illustrator Mike Austin

How to Draw a Simple Mouse


How to Draw a Sea Monster


Digital Drawing



And Now We Dance!

Here are our two favorite songs about color.  Friends teach your parents to dance along!!

The Color Song

Sesame Street: OK Go – Three Primary Colors

http://Sesame Street: OK Go – Three Primary Colors

Mrs. Buenting’s Favorite Color is…


Note to Parents

Parents, just a note about supplies.  Truly anything you have at home will work, anything with color or that can create color.  Just keep the creative energy flowing for yourself and your little ones.  If you find anything along the way that you think is AMAZING, feel free to share in the comment section!
If you have the makings and are looking for another activity to have children assist with try mixing up a batch of homemade play-dough.  Here is a great blog post detailing the process:
Also, if your are placing an Amazon order and are looking for paint that doesn’t require water, a brush, and dries FAST check out PlayColor.  It’s paint in a stick form, just like a glue stick but with paint!  The children have used these in the art studio at school and really enjoy them. (I enjoy them too, wonderfully vibrant color and way less mess!!)

Hello Kindergarten Friends

Starting on Monday March 16, Mrs. Buenting will share a fun activity that you will be able to do at home.



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