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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Second Grade: September-October

My Second Graders have Art for a or a 1 hour session for more traditional Art and a 38 minute session for a Humanities Art class that integrates their Social Studies and Science with Art. This year the Common Core expectations of Math and Literature will also be integrated into their Art class.

Self Portraits 

To begin the year students did a self portrait. Recalling what they learned last year students created a self portrait to the best of their ability. I will be using their portrait to assess their growth at the end of the year. 

Hundertwasser Trees

Second Graders created their lollipop trees after looking at the work of Hundertwasser. We discussed the importance of trees and how we should reduce, reuse and recycle. We also discussed how important it is to make sure while doing art we know what a landscape is. We discussed foreground, middle ground and background. Each student was responsible to make these sections of a landscape look different.

Thirteen Moons on Turtle's Back by Joseph Bruchac

Second Graders learned about the Native American tale the Thirteen Moons on Turtle's Back by Joseph Bruchac. Students created their own Turtle Calendar with the thirteen full moons of the year represented in the middle with the 28 days between the moons as the segments surrounding the center. We will be creating the turtle rattles as well.

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