Lesson inspired by Deep Space Sparkle.
One of my K/1 class is about a month ahead of my other two K/1 classes. I’ve been planning extra projects for this one class. Projects that are a little more simple and have just one or two major art concept to focus on.
With this lesson I focused on pattern and shapes. We began by talking about a half circle and how two half circles make up one circle. We put our own half circles made out of tagboard together with a partner’s half circle to see the circle come together. Then we used this shape to make birds.
After drawing our birds, we discussed what a pattern was. After we each took a turn drawing a pattern on the chalkboard, we went back to our seats and filled in our birds with pattern (using oil pastels).
And then used watercolor to paint in the birds. I did not introduce the vocabulary word ‘crayon resist’ but some of my first graders who I had last year remembered the term and brought it to my attention. They are so smart!