K: Building Shapes
Kindergarten is for learning the basics and growing from them. For their first project I read the book Shape Capers that used shapes creatively by building them into rocket ships, pirate ships, cars, scooters, dragons etc. We began by brainstorming other shapes that weren't mentioned in the book, while I drew each talking about what the shapes could look like in their environment (circle could be a clock). Next I gave a demonstration on how to cut and draw their shapes on three pieces of colored paper, cutting is quite difficult for many Kindergarteners so this was a great exercise. The next class I asked as a formative assessment what they remembered from the week before, and that with the shapes they had cut out they would then build their own creations.
9/27/2016 06:19:37 am
Thank you so much for creating this blog. My daughter Aislyn is in kindergarten this yr and from around the age of two, she has loved art. She told me the rhyme you taught them about cutting with scissors and also told me a little about the building shapes project. I love reading about what she's been working on at school. Thank you again for creating a way to get some more insight into her day. :-)
11/19/2016 06:07:58 am
I'm so glad you've seen the blog and Aislyn has told you all about the rhyme! I taught it once in class and have been using it since, thank you for checking up on what she's been creating!
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