To coincide with the month of MARCH, which happens to be READING MONTH, all grades will be completing art projects inspired by children's BOOKS! Kindergarten started their directed drawing based on THE LORAX, and today 2nd Grade was introduced to ELMER and the BIG BIRD.
After putting finishing touches on their Art History project inspired by Andy Warhol, I completed a directed drawing of a mystery animal... an ELEPHANT! After learning how to draw ELMER and create a checkerboard, we read the book by David McKee. Students completed a second practice while I read the story to them, which is just one book in a series about Elmer the ELEPHANT and his colorful patchwork adventures.
Next time in art, we will be starting the FINAL, and adding colorful paint to the checkerboard! Click the images below to enlarge and see how the practice drawing went!
UPDATE - March 6th!
Today, the 2nd grade started their class by finishing up their ANDY WARHOL inspired CUPCAKES! We cleaned up the paint edges using a black chisel tip sharpie to create four sections first. Next, GLITTER was added for a little sparkle! All cupcakes will be displayed in the hallway next week. Click the images below to enlarge.
After completing the cupcakes, students worked on their ELMERs! After finalizing the Elephant shape, they learned how to make a CHECKERBOARD pattern using a ruler! THEY DID SO WELL with it... they surprised me a little bit to be honest. I'm very proud of their results. After the grid was complete, students used that fancy chisel tip sharpie to make our outlines stand out. Up next - COLOR!
Congrats to Mrs. Veeser's 2nd grade class
for winning our behavioral challenge between classes:
Art Room Chutes & Ladders!
They are the winners for the 1st marking period.
Click on the images from our celebratory class period below to enlarge.
Students earned a reward day complete with some group pictures, a yummy treat, and a special project day complete with some fun craft sticks!
See what they started to create below (click on the image to enlarge).
I made one of my favorite treats - Rainbow Jell-o Cups as their treat for the day!