Showing posts with label Common Core. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Common Core. Show all posts

Apr 7, 2014

Blooming Flowers

Here’s a chance to mix a bit of math with a spring art lesson. Students create various stages of blooming flowers by folding tissue circles into halves, quarters and eighths. My pdf lesson with instructions may be downloaded HERE.

Dec 30, 2013

How to Draw Like Paul Klee

Here’s another project that I believe works well with a kindergarten Common Core Math Standard. This continuous line drawing is made by following the “up” and “down” and “over” directions shown on my diagram page. The fact that the finished art will look a lot like a famous Paul Klee painting means a little art history may addressed as well. You can download this tutorial and lesson plan info HERE.

Dec 29, 2013

How to Draw a Dreaming Story

One of my goals for the new year is to combine more art projects with math and writing standards, and this is a result I’d like to share. A tessellation is made to create the quilt, personal drawing is added for the face, and a description of a dream completes the artwork. Above is a diagram of the 2-page PDF file that you can download for free HERE.  I’d love feedback to see if this is helpful, thanks!



Dec 26, 2013

How to Draw Big Ben

Studying England? Learning how to tell time? Learn about both by drawing Big Ben and then choosing a specific time for the hands of your clock. Who says art projects can’t support other studies? Not me. A print friendly PDF of this tutorial may be downloaded HERE.
1. For extra straight lines, try drawing this clock on 1/4 grid paper. Follow the steps above for the drawing.
2. I plan to have my students draw a numerical time from a hat, and have them apply that to their clock hands. Learning how to tell analog time is standard for 2nd graders, I believe.
3. Trace the lines with black marker and color with crayons or colored pencils.

Nov 7, 2013

Common Core Standards and the Arts

The issue of applying Common Core standards to the arts has been popping up lately, so I’ve started to look for projects that can do both. This collage, for instance, can give students practice in cutting and tearing, and also apply math standards of making rows and columns for the windows. You can download the free pdf of this project shown HERE

1. Students tear three rectangles from construction paper and arrange on a background sheet of paper. The pieces are not to overlap. They are glued down with a glue stick.

 2. Students cut square windows and follow this formula:
• One building with two columns and two rows of windows
• One building with two columns and three rows of windows
• One building with two columns and four rows of windows

3. Details are drawn with a black marker, such as window panes, doors, cars and more.