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.
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.
In language arts, first grade read a book entitled “Hailstones and Halibut Bones” by Mary O’Neill. It contains works of poetry about the colors of the spectrum. Students chose a color and wrote sensory poems. They described how the color sounds, smells, tastes, looks, and feels.
In visual arts, first grade learned about the color wheel, tints and shades. A tint is when white is added to a color. A shade is when black is added to a color. They mixed paint to create tints and shades and created a background for their poems.
First graders created a stop motion animation using their 3D printed bookmarks.
3D Printed Bookmarks: Students drew themselves and then they were introduced to the app, Morphi. Morphi allows the user to take a drawing and turn it into a 3D picture.
The 3D picture was imported into Simplify. Simplify gets the 3D picture ready to print.
Stop Motion Animation: Students had different jobs to create their stop motion animation. The jobs were;
Car mover #1 moved the car into the frame.
Car mover #2 moved the car out of the frame.
People mover moved the bookmark to the door.
Director: Pressed the button and checked each frame.
First graders came together as a team to create their animations.
First Graders are experimenting with the app, Morphi. Morphi is a toll that can be used to create projects for the 3D printer.