Thursday, November 14, 2013

Student plan.

One of my 5th graders say to me a while back "I would like to plan are next art project".  So I said go for it. I told here she would have to come one with a great plan, all the steps for the lesson, and what we need to make it.  

So she did that with a little help from some of her other classmates.  They want to take a famous painting and make it larger.  

So we figured out the math, made grids, cut the big paper.  Then got to work. 

We chose "The Figure 5 in Gold". By Charles Demuth

It was neat to see them work. People that had pieces next to each other work together to make sure there lines would match up. Others did not and that was ok.  

I think they did really good.   

Thursday, November 7, 2013


My friends over at have character words, animals, and colors for each month.  One of their words was honor.  So with Veterans Day just around the corner I thought we would honor them and what they have done for our country.  

So my 4th graders work on a op art/one point perspective drawing. First we made the letters USA and work on making them 3d using one point perspective.  My students thought it was so cool that we could make letter 3d just using a point and some lines.  Then we had the stripes of the flag which we try to look like it blowing in the wind.  We do this by value of the white and red. Which I think they turned out great. 

Also to honor the Vets my 1st graders made soldiers.  We worked in painting big non geomectic shapes with different greens and browns to make camo.  After that we used that big paper and cut it up to make all the parts to the soldiers.  

So that is how we are doing honor this year to the Veterans. 

3rd grade landforms

So my 3rd grade were studying landforms in there regular Ed class.  So I thought this would be a great tie in with art.  So I was teaching them about non geometric shapes and topographic maps. They turned out great. 

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