Monday, February 24, 2014
5th grade students showed their knowledge of symmetry in their drawings of insects. After drawing with pencil on black paper, they traced over the lines with glue mixed with black ink. After the glue dried, the students added color with colored chalk, layering the chalk to create the illusion of depth.
This month, first graders learned about geometric shapes. To make their shapes come alive, we gave them emotions - but not just feelings that are shown by expressions on their faces but feelings that are revealed by body language. Look at the facial expressions and body language shown by each shape and see if you can guess what they are feeling.
Happy! Sad. ANGRY! Surprised! CoNfUsEd???
Students mixed the three primary colors (red, yellow. and blue) to make the secondary colors of the mouse bodies. After adding details, they showed their "art smartness" by coloring in their ears to show which colors they used to mix the secondary colors, green, orange and purple. It was the perfect assessment of their color mixing knowledge. Here are samples of their work: