I always love to introduce the primary colors to my kindergarteners at the beginning of the school year, but now that the art room iPads have the Quiver App, it is a magical experience when our crayon color wheels lift off the paper and dance, bubble up, and spin. This year we colored one color wheel together step by step last week and watched the magic happen this week. Then student watched the tumblebook version of the book, The Dot, and created anything they wanted in a blank quiver dot sheet. Perhaps their new drawing made from the primary colors (red, yellow, and blue) would have some secondary colors (purple, orange, and green) when they combine.
After installing QUIVER on all the art room iPads, I printed the Quivervision Dot Day coloring page. I modified it to help kindergarteners make a colorwheel on the Dot with the three primary color crayons: Red, Yellow, and Blue.
We've been celebrating International Dot Day in my art room for many years. I thought I put together some of our ideas and resources in one place.
Here is a link to the Dot Day Tumblebook or click on the image to the left.
Quiver partnered with Dot Day by creating an Augmented Reality experience with the Dot drawn in the center of the coloring page. Visit their site to download the standard page or check out my kindergarden dot page here.
I've been tweeting pictures and audioboos from the art room this week. If you don't follow my twitter feed @fuglefun you can still see some of the things I've shared recently below. You may want to subscribe to my Fugleblog as well so you can stay in the loop with the fun things that are going on in the Dryden art room. Enter your email here---->
I showed Ms. Koob, my student teacher, how to make custom photo booth effects.
You can view my tutorial and try it yourself. It's a great way to have students enter artwork and/or speak through a painting. Below students are using the camera app to create a super close up photo to juxtapose into a piece of art they will create soon.
On the first day of art in Kindergarten, students are introduced to the three most important colors in the universe, "The Primary Colors". Above they are working on a crayon colorwheel with color mixing for secondary colors. Below you can see us building a color wheel physically as I build mine digitally using my simple mimio studio game.
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Tricia Fuglestad, NBCT 07
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