I've started to add my lesson plans, PowerPoint Presentations, and Rubrics/Checklists to each post about student work. You can click on the Online Lessons link to the right to get a full list of posts with these links. I make up all of my own lessons (originally, but I always find that someone else has done the same thing online!) and I want to share. I always include Core Curriculum standards and Know, Understand, Do guides. Feel free to follow those links and take whatever you need. Let me know how they work out for you, and look for the Online Lessons logo (above) for more resources to come!
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Monday, November 5, 2012
moving from Primary colors to Secondary, last week 1st grade made some leaf collages (I need to stop making 1st do collages!).
We talked about symmetry and overlapping to go with secondary colors. The previous week, we made our color wheels, so we had already talked about how secondary colors are made.
For this project, we read The Dot and talked about how colors are made. I introduced primary colors and how those are made from minerals, plants and, sometimes, bugs (kids loved that). This was right after our Klee's Castles collages, so I reminded them of how hard it was to cut out the circles for their suns. Then we practiced cutting 3 different circles and glued them together. Afterwards, they were all glued to a big white paper as a class display.