Friday, March 4, 2011
Nature Observations: Grades 1 and 2
Last semester, first and second grade students worked on observation drawings of objects from nature. (You can find out the main ideas/steps behind this unit here.)
For these two younger grade levels, I modified the unit slightly by limiting the subject matter (shells only) and changing the color theory (grades 3-5 worked with complementary colors.)
Students followed the same directions and steps, but for color they could either choose warm or cool colors to use for the oil pastel portion of the unit, and then paint with the opposite color group when we got to watercolors. Here are some examples from first and second grade!
I think that both grade levels did a FANTASTIC job drawing all the unique and challenging shells that I gave them to draw. It was a tough problem to solve, but such a great work out!
Will be back when I can with the last modification of this unit - KINDER!