Tuesday, February 24, 2015

First Grade- The Shape of Things

The Shape of Things

This lesson was inspired by the work of Haley Bishop on Bishop's Blackboard blog.  Thanks for sharing Haley!

Kindergarten and first grade  students learned that lines that connect creating a closed space are called shapes.  They also identified basic geometric shapes in the environment via a school shape hunt and practiced creating shapes with various mediums (crayons, markers, whiteboards, cut paper, even air drawing!).  Finally we created these original shape pictures inspired by the book The Shape of Things by Daryl Ann Dodds.


MA Frameworks-1.1 Use a variety of materials and media, for example, crayons, chalk, paint, clay, various kinds of papers, textiles, and yarns, and understand how to use them to produce different visual effects 2.4 For shape and form, explore the use of shapes and forms in 2D and 3D Works 3.2 Create 2D and 3D expressive artwork that explores abstraction For example, a student simplifies an image by making decisions about essential colors, lines, or textures. 5.1 In the course of making and viewing art, learn ways of discussing it, such as by making a list of all of the images seen in an artwork (visual inventory); and identifying

Notes for other teachers- Students used templates from tag board to trace the main shape they were working with onto construction paper and then cut it out.  The shape was mounted on white drawing paper and details were added with Sharpie and crayons.  This lesson also included an introduction to horizon line.  Students added the horizon line and used liquid watercolor paints the background

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