This lesson was inspired by the Pinterest photo below. Students thought since we started it around the time of the solar eclipse that the eclipse was the inspiration. I went with the flow on that one, because I love a good cowinkie-dink. Now as much as I enjoy a good Power Point to introduce a lesson, it doesn't work when a student is out of the room. So I have started making these storyboards for students to find out what we're doing. And what's great is other students can explain it to them.
My goal was to introduce and/or review lines with my students. (We have a lot of new students this year.) I shared a few pages from this book with them. It is available on Amazon here. We did all sorts of lines and the different directions they can go in up on the white board.
They used crayons and then the second week they painted over the crayon with watercolor paint. Crayon resist is always so magical for children.
In addition to learning about lines, I wanted to teach/review the procedure for painting and the clean up process afterwards.
I know drying racks are important in the art room and I'm lucky that I actually have one I like. It has wheels and I have been known to roll it around the room to wherever it is needed. It is also easy for students to use and I train them to put their work on the rack starting at the bottom and working their way up. I also made labels that hang on a paperclip to show me where each grade has their work drying. I only have one class of each grade level a day. And the next morning the dried work is put away.
Great teacher moment: I have lunch duty this year and a student just had to share with me the castle top line on his lunch snack!! Oh yeah!! I rocked that lesson!
Suggestion for Open School night. Put out a list of supplies you would like for the art room next to the sign in sheet for parents. Each post-it had a different supply on it and some great stuff is coming in!
Hope everyone is off to a great start for the new school year.
Florida has had it rough lately, but we'll survive!
Thanks for reading!!