This is an updated post for projects completed before Thanksgiving break.
Other grade levels:
Kindergarten: The students used their art time to complete their dinosaur art and covers for their portfolios.
First grade: The first graders learned about the life and art of Claude Monet. We tied this art lesson to Science by discussing the life cycle of a water lily. The students created water lilies using crayons, inspired by Monet’s painting of his water lily pond.
Second grade (Mrs. Hernandez and Mrs. Jackson), and Mrs. Simmons’ class:
The students were introduced to a fun new media called Play Color Sticks. The Play Color Sticks are essentially tempera paint on a stick. Our art lesson was about radial symmetry. The students created a design, which had to demonstrate repeated patterns, simple shapes and lines, and radial symmetry. They had so much fun using this media!
Mrs. Gersten’s class: The students completed their tear art owls by adding a beak, legs, and eyes (pictures to come soon).