Sunday, October 10, 2010

Texture Burgers

Mrs. Stoker's 3rd grade class created "Texture Burgers". This was a great lesson to teach about texture and color all in one lesson. The students had a great time making this project too.

  1. Pass out white paper. Have students paint 3/4 one color and 1/4 another.

  2. Next, pass out brown paper. Have students trace a circle the cut the circle out. Next, cut the circle in half.

  3. Paste the half circles on the painted paper. Now in between the half circles, have students find different textures and paste in between.

Fall Leaves

Last year I did the same lesson with Kindergarten and it came out great! We are create fall leaves which will be displayed as one large tree in the cafeteria. This year we are only using fall colors and the shape of our leaves are different per class.

  1. Pass out leaf template. Have students trace around. Cut out leaf.

  2. Next, pass out colored tissue paper. Have students tear the tissue paper and place the pieces one by one on their leaf until there are no white spots.

  3. Finally, have students use watered down liquid starch to make the tissue paper adhere to the leaf.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Mr. Mondrian

Every year I love teaching about Piet Mondrian. One reason is because I love his artwork. Another reason is that almost every grade is capable of creating a beautiful Mondrian. Last year I taught Mondrian to 4th graders and we painted. This year first graders are discovering Mondrian. Instead of painting, we are using colored tissue paper. Our vocabulary words are:

  • Primary Colors
  • Squares
  • Rectangles
  • Vertical
  • Horizontal
  • Outline

For our black lines, we used big fat black crayons. These always look greate displayed as a large cluster.