Wednesday, June 19, 2013

5th Grade Camouflage Lizards

Now you see it... now you don't!

This was the end of the year lesson for my 5th grade classes. I was looking for a project that would hold student's attention and give them a big bang at the end. It worked; they loved this!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

2nd Grade Clay Frog in Monet's Garden

I came across an image of this lesson while on Pinterest one night. The link led me to Monroe Elementary School Artsonia site; I don't know if the art teacher knows her image was pinned but I am very thankful that it was; my students LOVED this lesson!

"Clay Frogs" is a frequent 2nd grade lesson for me to teach; it combines a review of how to make a pinch pot, which they learned in 1st grade, with learning the clay technique for attaching pieces of clay together - scoring with slip.

Adding an introduction the the artist Claude Monet and the book, "Philippe in Monet's Garden" really gave depth to the lesson.

March 27, 2013
Yowza! The internet is just AMAZING! The day after I posted this, Theresa McGee, the art teacher that created this lesson, left a comment below! Check it out; she also left a link in her comment to her original lesson plan. THANK YOU!
Theresa, your Artsonia lessons are really beautiful! Do you have a blog? I'd sign up to follow it in a heartbeat. :)

Saturday, February 2, 2013

3rd Grade Jungles

3rd grade and jungles seem to be a natural fit and my students have always loved this lesson.

As the jungles extend out of the center square students switch to a different tone of the same color to finish the border.

Students are introduced to the artist Henri Rousseau.

It was a trip to a museum that inspired this lesson a good 15 years ago.

This student only had one class to make her artwork... one of many students out for an extended time with the flu. The simplicity of this is beautiful.