First grade learned about butterflies in science and general studies. They watched caterpillars turn into butterflies!
In art, they were introduced to symmetry on the butterfly’s wings to create paintings of butterflies.
They used clay to sculpt a butterfly and carried the concept of symmetry to the butterfly’s wings. They also learned vocabulary: slip (clay and water mixture), score, symmetry, kiln (oven for clay,) and fire (bake).
In Art, First graders learned about Tu B’shevat and created a collage of birch trees. They used paint scrapers, sponges and painted paper! The birch trees were inspired by the book Snowballs by author and illustrator Lois Ehlert.
We have some new things to experiment with the in the Makerspace. Students built with Keva Planks and created robots with Cubelets.
Kindergarten painted paper with bubble wrap, stamps and texture tools. The paper was used to create a collage for Tu B’Shevat.
In Art, first graders analyzed Pablo Picasso’s paintings and sculptures of guitars. Picasso created a series of cardboard guitars. Students created their own guitars using recycled cardboard and they used copper tape as the guitar strings. Copper tape is a conductive material and can be attached to the Makey Makey to create an electric guitar.
First graders looked for clues about Vincent Van Gogh and Frida Khalo in their self-portraits. Vincent Van Gogh never smiled in his self-portraits.
Self-Portrait with a Straw Hat. Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, Zundert 1853–1890 Auvers-sur-Oise).
Autorretrato con Bonito – Frida Kahlo. 1941Frida Khalo was known for painting self-portraits with animals and curtains of leaves as the background. First graders created self-portraits in the style of Frida Khalo.