Friday, May 31, 2013

The Dinosaur Who Lived in my Backyard

In 2nd grade, we reinforce what we learned about foreground, middleground, and background with this dinosaur landscape. I like this project a lot because it really takes a lot of imagination :) We begin by reading "The Dinosaur Who Lived In My Backyard" by B.G. Hennessy. We then imagine what our backyard might have looked like during the time dinosaurs lived. We then imagined a dinosaur in our backyard and what it might have looked like.

Materials: 12x18 white paper, black permanent markers, watercolor paints, paint shirts, paint brushes.
Vocabulary: Dinosaurs, outline, pattern, foreground, middleground, background, landscape, size, shape.

Some of the second graders at Ball Elementary have been learning about dinosaurs in their classroom, this this project was a blast.

Georgia O'Keefe Flowers

Every spring my third graders learn about Georgia O'Keeffe and her large scale flower paintings. We did our own using oil pastels.

Materials: 12x12 square paper, photos of flowers, chalk, oil pastels

Vocabulary: Georgia O'Keeffe, complementary color scheme, alagus color scheme, monochromatic color scheme, texture, technique,
We talked about different color schemes to use when filling in the flower and background. 
It's always been one of my favorite projects to do!

-Miss Scannura