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First Grade 2010-2011

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For our final project we learned about mosaic tiles, and created mosaic flowers patterned after famous prints by artists such as Georgia O'Keeffe, Andy Warhol, Vincent Van Gogh and Pablo Picasso.  Because this was at the end of the year many students did not complete their work.  I encourage all artists to continue at home, as they now have the knowledge and know how to finish their projects on their own!!





Printmaking taught us about transferring an image from one surface to another creating a mirror image.  Only after this process did many students understand why I said do not write your name on the foam!!  :)







First graders are studying ponds and pond life so we discussed turtles of North Carolina and beyond, including pacific sea turtles and Galapagos Island turtles.










First graders have been studying Fairy Tales and Fables.  We read the book The Tooth Fairy and talked about all of the parts of the tooth fairy, including wings, crown, fancy clothes, jewelry, a sack for money and a sack for teeth, and of course fairy dust!!  The students painted their idea of the Tooth Fairy using watercolors.  After they dried we added glitter.  Sparkly!!







Art By Me! Projects are finished and look wonderful!!  First Graders read Dog In, Cat Out, by Gillian Rubinstein and Ann James.  We discussed the parts of a dog and cat, what they have in common and what are the differences.  Using markers and colored pencils students created either a dog or a cat, filling up the space so there was no room for anything else.  They were told they could choose to use realistic colors or colors you would see on a Muppet or stuffed animal!   


*photographs were taken with artwork turned longways, so the perspective is off, not the paper!!  Sorry, when I have time I will correct this error.  :)








The first graders read The Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett.  After discussing the elements that go into creating gingerbread; cookies cut into different shapes, icing, frosting, sprinkles, gumdrops, candy canes, etc..   we drew our own gingerbread pictures, telling our own gingerbread baby story!









Pumpkin Patch.  The first graders watched a slide presentation on the artist Eric Carle and how he creates his art.  We then became a "factory" and had stations of different colors and workers creating colored paper for the entire class to share.   When dry I cut the paper into smaller more manageable sizes and the students drew, cut and pasted pumpkins, squashes and leaves to create an autumn scene.  The final step was adding the gold vines and veins of the leaves.  Beautiful results!








  Self Portraits.  Using oil pastels the first graders are creating self portraits.  They are beginning to learn how to add more detail to their compositions.  







First Graders wove with colored paper, then adding patterns using geometric shapes.  Lots of learning went on during this project!





Student Gallery

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