Thursday, October 24, 2013

What can we stack?

Lots of pumpkin expressions
First grade students learned about stacking this week.  We started by reading a favorite fall chapter book by Dav Pilkey.  This is a great book to introduce a number of skills to kinders.  I read one chapter a week and they have an accompanying project.  Chapter one tell how Dragon stacks six small pumpkins to create a scary jack-o-lantern.  Students are introduced to the concept of stacking in art by using a small pumpkins stencil.  They discover the proper placement of the stencil each time to create the stacking.  Compositions are completed by each student individually to show a spooky theme.  For Chapter 2, students create a symmetrical mask and for Chapter 3, color mixing is used to create a picture of a pumpkin.

These are projects from Chapter 1.
This one is a bit more haunted with the skeleton

This is a great composition for 1st grade

Once in a blue moon

Such wonderful detail

I love the moon in this one

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