Second and third grade students created painted polar bears. They then added details with crayons. Some students even added extras, like hats and mittens! This lesson was taken from Arts and Activities.
Second and third grade students looked at and learned about the process of making stained glass. They used black crayon and watercolors to create their names in the style of a stained glass window.
Fourth and fifth grade students talked about “The Nutcracker” and why people use nutcrackers as holiday decorations. They then drew their own nutcrackers using simple shapes. They are colored with watercolor crayons.
Sixth grade students created these abstract prints using styrofoam, ink, and oil pastels on construction paper.
First, second, and third grade students all made turkeys to celebrate Thanksgiving. The first grade classes made theirs out of coffee filters and markers while the 2/3 classes printed their turkey feathers using sponges and paint.
Fourth and fifth grade classes learned how to use value while creating these oil pastel toucans.
Fourth and fifth graders created spooky haunted houses using a variety of architectural elements. When they were done drawing, they colored them in with permanent marker and painted a watercolor background.
Students read the book Uncle Monarch and the Day of the Dead. We talked about Day of the Dead and about how many Mexican people believe that monarch butterflies are the souls of their loved ones returning for a visit. The second and third graders already knew so much about butterflies from studying them in class! Students then created their own monarch butterflies out of tempera paint and oil pastels. Finally, they glued their butterflies onto a watercolor background. This project was taken from Arts and Activities.
Lucky me! I got to go to the pumpkin farm with our first graders. Here are our spooky pumpkin patches, using a wax resist technique on bogus paper.
The final product:
6th Grade students drew Native American symbols around their names to create a piece for the class totem pole.
Vocabulary: symmetry, value