TK and Mrs. Gerstens’ class: Leaf People
Element of art: texture
Media and Materials: Leaves, black paper, colored pencils and white Elmer’s glue
Kindergarten: STEAM lesson
Text: The Napping House
Materials: plastic cups, character printouts, popsicle sticks, and clothespins
Using the materials provided, students had to make a bed for the family, and then balance the characters (the cups) into a large tower.
First Grade and Third Grade: These grade levels used the Kidspark Engineering Kits to build tractors. The lesson was on “How Things Move”. They made modifications to their tractors too make it push and pull.
Second Grade: Symmetrical Tiger Prints
Principles of Design: Balance
Cultural Influence: Japan, Korea, and China
Media and Materials: Tempera Paint and grey construction paper
Fourth Grade: Weaving using a Flower Loom
Element of Art: Line (Movement), Texture
Social Studies Integration: The history of basket weaving for early California Indians.
Media and Materials: Paper plates, Playcolor sticks, flower template, plastic needle, and yarn.
Fifth Grade: Cactus Paintings (sessions 2) and Kidspark Engineering Kits
Kidspark lesson: “Make it Strong” Students made a castle wall strong enough to withstand a battering ram. Students tested their walls multiple times and made changes along the way.
SDC Classes: The students made Veteran’s day cards with a patriotic themed art piece
GATE: Multiultural dolls/figurines (session 2)