Begin by reading the lesson, then gather the materials for the project. Work through the project with the student to achieve the objective.
Tempera cakes, or watercolors Learning Objectives: To have students slow down and look at the details of things that they see in front of them and not just assume that trees all look the same.
Teach them that trees do not need to look like a stick with the cloud plopped on top. I give each student 1 ball of red, 1 yellow, and 1 blue. Then I have them break each ball into 4 evenly sized balls. So now they have 4 reds, 4 yellows and 4 blues.
All together we mix 1 blue and 1 yellow. Then 1 blue and 1 red. Then 1 red and 1 yellow. Then we mix all three, 1 red, 1 yellow, and 1 blue They still have 1 yellow, 1 red, and 1 blue leftover. Now we have all 6 colors of the rainbow, plus a grayish neutral color. I do each part step-by-step I don't let kids jump ahead because they sometimes mix the wrong colors.
It is a really fun tactile experience for them because they have to "squish, squeeze, and smush". The colors slowly mix right before their eyes! After we make all the colors they have to put it in the correct placement of the colorwheel.
Once they do that correctly I give them the thumbs-up then they can make whatever they want with their colors. I let them take their mini sculptures home. A marble sized ball of red, yellow and blue Model Magic for each child.
To remind students of the three primary colors and how they can be used to mix all the other colors on the color wheel and on the rainbow. To introduce students to the color wheel. To exercise students' hand muscles.
Clay Fossil Fish Students talked about fossils and learned new vocabulary words including "Paleontologist". They created their own fossil fish using seashells and clay. After the clay was dried and fired they painted them using tempera cake paints. Tempera paint or tempera cakes Learning Objectives: To show students the slab method of creating clay sculptures.
To teach them about the different ways of making marks in clay stamping, scratching, addition, subtraction Pointillism Butterfly Students created their first pointillism picture using the subject of butterflies as their inspiration. They used a butterfly tracer to map out the shape of the butterfly, then they filled in the wings and body with patterns and color.
They also need to think about mirror symmetry since the patterns on a butterfly's wings are always the same. The challenge to their project is that the entire thing must be done only using "dots", much like the artist George Seurat.
From a distance the colors come together to form the patterns, lines and shapes. It is a time consuming project that helps teach students patience and discipline.
When they are complete the students are always very proud of the work they did!First Grade: Writing Sample 1 First graders write many times a day to express their ideas and interests — they are writing with a purpose, through, stories, letters, and lists.
They can print clearly and leave spaces between words. Writing, writing, writing!
I explain in my unit that my students write many, many pieces to keep throughout this unit. Every time we learn a new skill or concept, my students go back into their writing folders and add it to their older pieces.
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