I usually strive to keep my Phun Phriday posts free and clear of lesson plan suggestions, but wouldn’t it be fun to see the “brunchcity” ideas your students might come up with for your specific geographic location?
By the way, if you should happen to show these pics to students, I would steer clear of the Dublin example, even though most elementary school students probably can’t identify Guinness unless it’s a book about world records :)
It’s my first Phun Phriday post of 2015, and I must apologize to any of you who made a New Year’s resolution that has anything to do with dieting ;)
I can’t attest to the yumminess of her creations, but Anne Widya’s masterpieces are definitely a work of art. One look at her Instagram feed, and you will most likely marvel at her creativity and ask yourself two questions: “Where does she get all of these ideas?” and “Where does she find the time to do this?”
If you feel inspired to attempt one of two of these gourmet treats, you can visit Anne’s blog for recipes and instructions.
Or, you can just do what I did – show them to your daughter and say, “Don’t you wish your mom could do that with Hamburger Helper?”
Technically this should be a Phun Phriday post. Because it’s seriously, addictively P.H.U.N. However, my Friday posts in November and December are devoted to my “Gifts for the Gifted” series. So, we’re going to break the mold and make it a Phun Thursday. And even though that’s not quite as alliterative, it’s still fun.
I saw this tweet from @shannonmiller this week.
Of course, I immediately investigated the link. I actually have an old Spirograph kit that I bought from E-bay a few years ago and I’ve been debating whether or not it would make a nice center in my classroom. The reason for the debate is the pins involved. I think I can overcome the pin issue, but for those of you who don’t have a kit or prefer not to deal with pins Inspirograph is a perfect solution. You can even download the image when you have finished your masterpiece! Can you imagine trying this out on an interactive whiteboard?!!!
Many of Grant’s comics would be great to use for inspiration in the classroom – and you can purchase the posters here. For example, this one is a fabulous one for emphasizing the growth mindset:
This one is just plain fun. I would love to give it to my students to use as a template for a comic about an artist they’ve studied – “My Neighbor Da Vinci” for example! I wonder what Da Vinci would sell at his yard sale?
And this one is a great lesson for making sense of art:
There are tons more that I love! Be sure to check out the Incidental Comics site for even more inspiration!
For today’s Phun Phriday post, I am sharing a great creation by teamLab. I saw an article about this on The Creators Project, and it really makes me want to go to Japan to participate in this interactive installation in Toyama. With a touch of your finger on your smart phone, you can ignite simulated fireworks! Head over to this site to see some amazing video and pics.
Josh details an activity in which students use TurtleArt (similar to Logo programming) to create designs on the computer. These designs are then used to make stamps with the 3D printer. After practicing using the stamps on Play-Doh, the students stamp clay tiles and paint them to make amazing works of art.
The step-by-step process can be found on the post by Josh. There are lots of photographs, and it seems fairly straightforward – even for a layperson like me.
I am pretty sure that my father never ever packed my lunch for school. And even though my mother would surprise me periodically with sweet notes taped to the bag covering my standard peanut butter and jelly sandwich, these notes did not have the artistic flair that you see in the images below. For today’s Phun Phriday post I will remind you that Father’s Day is quickly approaching here in the United States. It’s time to give credit to all of the men who do things like this and other wonderful things for their families.
Alex Feliciano decorates bananas for his sons.
David Laferriere should seriously start his own sandwich bag company.
And you really must check out the unbelievable 3-dimensional works of food art from “Lunchbox Dad.”