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Polar Express

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This lesson focused on the artist as illustrator.  First graders were asked to illustrate the Polar Express as part of an integrated lesson.  They first looked at photos of the Polar Express and toy trains.  They identified simple shapes and how they were put together before drawing their own.  Students drew with jumbo white craypas.  They included an engine, cars, snow bank, pine trees, a moon and falling snow.  They had to take care not to smudge when adding color with craypas.

Textured Rudolph Collage

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First graders worked with texture and shape to create these adorable Rudolphs.  They used large brushes to swirl glitter paint for the sky.  Corrugated paper, fluffy cotton, fuzzy poms and shiny wiggle eyes were used for the reindeer.  Students had fun posing the head and legs to show movement.

Under the Sea with K/1

After designing new beach towels, my youngest artists were eager to create an underwater scene.  They drew with Crayola markers on 9″ x 24″ paper.  We started with a flowing line of sand at the bottom, then added a long, flowing line for the water.  I demonstrated how to draw

seaweed and a crab.  Students referred to drawing books for pictures of jellyfish, turtles, shells, fish, etc.  Students were asked to fill the space with a variety of objects,  add interesting details, and use their best lines.  This idea came from another wonderful blog.  Please let me know if you are the author.

 

 

 

Northern Lights

First graders painted wet on wet skies to suggest Northern Lights.  Cut paper snowbanks, buildings and trees were added, as well as a few foam snowflakes.  Snowy glitter provided the finishing touch.

I saw this lesson on numerous blogs and had to try it!

Clay Teddy Bear Ornaments

These adorable ornaments were made by first graders.  The head, ears, and tummy were formed by rolling little balls of clay, then gently flattening each piece.  The arms and legs were formed by rolling short, chubby coils.  Parts were blended together on the back.  Before firing, I poked a hole in the head with a small straw.  After being fired, pink paint was dabbed on with a q tip, then details were drawn with a Sharpie.  Glitter glaze was brushed on to seal the piece.  A cozy scarf was tied on last.