2nd Grade: The Dot
September 15th marks International Dot Day in which students are read the book The Dot, by Peter Reynolds. The message is to "make your mark," and take pride in what you create. To integrate Art History, art terms, and math I introduced the artist Wassily Kandinsky and the idea of concentric circles to create choice based colorful pieces of artwork. For the second graders I had them using watercolor, and for the first graders markers with tempera paint.
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