We started out our art class this year with a school-wide scribble challenge. It's a fun way to get the creative juices flowing in our new learning environment. I led students through a paper version of the challenge and sent them off to Seesaw to try it digitally too. You can save, modify, and assign my scribble challenge activity to your students on seesaw too if you follow this link.
Today marks 140 days of staying home. My husband and I haven't gone anywhere. I literally saw cobwebs on my car the other day when I went into the garage. I have so much to say on the topic of reopening schools. My summer has been filled with anxiety. I've had nightmares. I watch the data, listen to the experts, and read research on COVID-19. We need to take this pandemic seriously. There is too much we don't know about the long-term effects of this disease but there is enough known to be alarmed.
School closed on March 13, 2020. Students and staff began remote learning. For the first five days the admin had created a choice grid for students to begin learning. The teachers designed lessons for the next 10 weeks. I ended up creating or curating 50 lessons during this time, many with tutorials, videos, examples, resources, and handouts. To make them easily accessible, I INDEXED THEM ALL HERE. They are made with the hope of engaging young learning, generating creativity, and sparking joy. Use them & Pass it on!
This week students will hunt for the elements of art, photograph or draw them, label, and create a drawing, collage, or video. This all-school challenge will get students thinking about the building blocks of art while looking closely at objects all around them.
Students will be listening to books and focusing on their illustrations this week at every K-5 grade level. Illustrations are the drawings inside the books that help you understand the meaning of the stories, visualize the text, and give you a peek into the author's mind.
K-5 art lessons that focus on one or more of the elements of art:
color, shape, form, texture, value, space, and line.
The kindergarten song is a Dryden tradition that can continue even though we are having remote learning days. The song was written just for kindergarteners to review what we learn in art class. It is usually performed during the Kindergarten Tea in May while all the kindergarten students proudly wear their wear-a-bows. You can put on your bow and sing this song for me and your family from home.
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