Wednesday, October 2, 2013

3rd grade landscapes

 Third grade artists used crayons in a layering technique to create highlights and shadows and try to make our pumpkins look three-dimensional. We looked at photographs of real pumpkins and tried to recreate the textures found in the skin and in the stems. Lastly, we used liquid watercolors to paint our backgrounds a dark blue. Most students used this blue as a night-time sky; some chose to make it day time.

First Grade Alphabet

First graders read the book "The Missing Piece." We talked about the difference between a line and a shape. Lines are open. They begin and end at different points. Shapes are closed. The begin and end at the same point. Using the the letters of the alphabet as lines, we filled our papers with the entire alphabet.  The rules were that the letters did not have to be in order, they could be facing different directions and at different angles. However, they had to touch. When the letters touch they create shapes. After outlining in markers, we used watercolors to paint in the shapes different colors.