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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

First Grade has been going crazy over LINES

Art Sculpture similar to these are happening in so many art classrooms and it shouldn't come as a surprise considering all the special "twists" you can add to fill this lesson with exciting and engaging opportunities for learning, creativity, and problem solving. 

Here's how we do it at Willow Lane!

We started our going on a line hunt.

This type of scavenger hunt is called 5,4,3,2,1 and you could do it with anything.

Here’s how it works…

I had my students pair up.

Then they were instructed to find the following….

5 - straight lines
4 - wavy lines
3 - broken lines
2 – zig zag lines
                               &   1 – spiral

Students walked around the classroom and looked high and low to identify different types of lines.
We quickly discovered that LINES ARE EVERYWHERE!
To show that they found a particular line they simply touched it or pointed to it.
Next we talked about the difference between 2D and 3D and how lines could be put together to make shapes. We twisted, bent, and curled paper strips into these fabulous LINE COASTERS.

For a special twist we studied the word EMPHASIS. We looked for Emphasis and focal point in famous art works and then used a single strip of color to create Emphasis in out sculptures.


My students just love this lesson. It is jam packed with learning opportunities from new vocabulary to manipulating paper.

I couldn’t wait to show them off. 

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