Today-ish is Dot Day (a day to celebrate making your mark) and also the day I wanted kindergarteners to explore the color wheel. So, we did both in a new way. I usually begin kindergarten art classes with a lesson on the primary colors, secondary colors, and how they fit on a color wheel. I give them a blank color wheel sheet and we use the three primary color crayons to fill in primaries and mix to make secondaries. This color theory lesson has become much more rewarding for my students now that we have a 1:1 iPad art room. After filling in our modified quiver dot day wheel we use the Quiver app to make our wheels come to life with augmented reality (AR). Download my color wheel sheet here. See my previous post for more images.
Kindergarten ARt Color Wheels
3rd Grade ARt Color Wheels
Third graders are prepping this week for their optical illusion color wheel paintings. I wanted to give them a lesson on the color wheel, complementary colors, measuring with rulers before we moved to the good paper. So, I pulled out the Dot Day Quivervision sheet and had them practice their work in the circle. They didn't know what the sheet was capable of until we finished and pulled out the iPads. Almost all of them told me they didn't know what augmented reality was. I was so excited to introduce this to them.
Dot Day is inspired by the story, The Dot by Peter Reynolds.
Emily Arrow writes songs inspired by children's books. She wrote this one for The Dot.
I've been inspired by the interactive techniques I saw and experienced at the ISTE conference to try to stretch a bit and design more interactive educational games for my students. The first day of school is a great day to get up and play since we haven't started the making art yet, so I plan to begin this year with a game I'm developing called, "Color Mix and Mingle."
Play: Use the slides to direct the students
Students playing the game
Watch: our student created movie about color relationships, Complementary in Every Way
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.
We are the 2nd place winner of the ISTE Technology in Action Video Contest.
See my post for more info.
View our Entry for the What's Your Story
Internet Safety Contest
(Won the 2nd Place Prize)
View this musical tribute to the hard working teachers at Dryden and the students they love to teach.
Tricia Fuglestad, NBCT 07
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