First Grade Architecture
Architecture has been the theme for many of my lessons this quarter. My first graders reviewed what an architect is. We looked at Frank Lloyd Wright's "Falling Water," and as with most art works that we look at and discuss, the kids were blown away with this design. During that lesson, the kids looked at the many parts that make up the exterior of a house and then designed their own. We also discussed that architect considers the land where a building will be built and so the kids drew their…
Super Simple Dream Catcher From a Paper Plate
Third son had a terrible dream last night. It didn't help that he fell out of bed (which I hadn't heard but was described by my first son as "something crashed into the house--it made the whole house shake!" A few minutes later I heard the little guy crying and went in & located him (still on the floor). He was shaking and crying and still dreaming away. Man, that's tough! $1 for the pony beads at the Dollar Store and $2 for feathers- the rest of the supplies I had on hand. What a nice and…
Collaboration artwork: 94 7th graders, a three yr. old and Mrs. Hare
Here it is! The finished piece! What started as an experiment of 7th graders rolling paper tubes turned into a pretty cool collaboration 3D assemblage. We spent a few spare minutes a couple of weeks ago rolling strips of paper into tubes. Each student rolled an average of 10 in the time given. We weren't really sure what we would do with them all but good thing we made so many! Assembling them all together took Mrs. Hare and her three-year-old son about 2 1/2 hours (Emerson helped dip them…
Each child acted as one family in the clan, and selected an animal spirit to represent them. In Native American culture, an animal can symbolize a quality or way of life. All clan members reviewed paper sculpture skills and began the creative process of designing their animal.
This is one of the easiest (and best) open-ended activities for kids. Your budding engineer will love figuring out what they can make from marshmallows and toothpicks!
Kindergarten Totem Pole Sculptures
Kindergarten students learned about the Pacific Northwest Native Americans. Students discussed 3d artwork and made paper sculptures that hang together to make one totem pole.
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