Machines, Monsters & Dragons – Oh, My!
Kindergarten and 1st Grade explored Shapes using pattern blocks, Kinex, paper punches, a velcro shapes matching page, and robot-themed paper masks. Students listened to the read-aloud The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires and did a printmaking “magnificent thing” project using recyclable materials for shapes. For some, this project turned into exploring different uses of the recyclable materials and their pages are nearly covered in the paint from stamping, rolling, and scraping!
Kindergarteners listened to the read-aloud One Little Monster by Mark Gonyea. They identified shapes in the illustrations and followed a step-by-step process to design their own monsters on a pre-made outline. Since they’re not the ones checking the blog, I’ll let you in on a secret — their 6th-grade reading buddies will be making these out of felt, learning basic sewing techniques, and use the kindergarteners’ designs as a sewing template. I trust you all to keep it a surprise!
Our 1st Grade artists listened to the read-aloud Dragons Love Tacos prior to National Taco Day (October 4th) and followed a guided drawing of a dragon using shapes. I was so happy with how well this went! Students picked the details and colors of their dragons. This past week, 1st graders followed a step-by-step tutorial of how to make a clay owl from a circle shape. They will bring a smile to your face when I get the finished work up on the blog!
Kindergarten and 1st Grade will be exploring COLOR next!