Pinterest-inspired decorating in the library! 2nd graders made dots after reading The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. The picked out "frames" and signed their art. Then I laminated the dots and strung them together using paperclips. They definitely make the library more colorful!
After reading "The Dot" by Peter Reynolds, students create their own dots framed in "swirly gold." This was my first week activity and the dots now cover the bulletin board in the art room with the quote "Just make a mark and see where it takes you." - Peter Reynolds
They picked their favorite book used a piece of cardstock folded to look like a book with a binding. They illustrated the cover, and wrote a brief summary on the back. We read some summaries on the back of some of the books in our class library and the students noticed that many of them ended in questions. We discussed how the questions left you wanting to read more to find out what happens in the book. add their photo & DONE!
Art Lesson for kindergarten. Creating a work of art solely using dots. Art history connections to Aboriginal Dot paintings and pointillism. ~ great extension for the book - The Dot. This would make a beautiful bulletin board!
One of the first projects my first graders made were these “All About Me Crayons”. We started the day by reading the book The Day the Crayons Quit, which is super funny and adorable. Then, they traced a crayon template and drew the wavy black lines of the wrapper. They chose their favorite color for … … Continue reading →