Kindergarten- Science: Construction Unit
Kindergarten- Science/ Natures Collections
The Kindergardener's learned about creating collections. We focused on leaves from trees and how we can collect them. If we collected a lot of leaves we could make a pile of similar leaves and know that they came from the same type of tree. I read Leaves Fall Down and we learned that all leaves have the color green and yellow in them.
Have students use and apply their knowledge of design to their own work.
Have students use the art materials properly.
Have students demonstrate their ability to create work from observing and memory.
Unit 3: Collections From Nature:
Seek, Find and Share
Think and Wonder
Explore Form and Texture
Sort and Classify
Students will create their own scientific illustration of a leaf through observation.
Students will be able to identify the parts of a leaf.
Student will be able to color their leaves based on the real leaf they observe and discuss its state of living or nonliving.
Matisse's Goldfish was an inspiring piece to show the First Grader as they drew their goldfish in their Science Journal.
Students will observe live goldfish in a setting and draw what they see.
Students will be able to create an environment through art.
Second Graders have a Sound Unit they do in conjunction with Music. I have included this concept in Art. Students created a Turtle Rattle as part of a Humanities Art Lesson. The concept behind the Turtle Rattle was inspired by the book Thirteen Moons on the Back of Turtle.
Students will review how Native Americans used the pattern on the turtle’s shell to track the full moon throughout the year.
Students will demonstrate their knowledge of the Native American 13 Moons on the Back of Turtle story to create and design their own turtle rattle out of clay.
Student will demonstrate the elements of art and the proper use of art tools in the Art Room. Students will create a piece of art work that will illustrate the concept of sound. Students will be part of an assembly line and sound performance.
Second Grade- Thirteen Moons on the Back of Turtle
The Fifth Grade students were inspired by samples of traditional African Masks. Their masks are AMAZING. Student were instructed to draw an outline of the mask with white chalk on black 12x18 paper. Here is the work in progress: