Second grade is the oldest grade I work with this year so I’m trying to stretch them as much as I can in the drawing area. Learning how to draw objects is a tricky thing for small children. I love children’s art and never ever want them to lose their imagination or creativity; so teaching them realistic drawing skills is a mixed bag. How do they get the skills AND keep their own drawing style? Continue reading
For years I have been trying to teach the difference between warm colors and cool colors. I’ve had the students watch videos, look at paintings to show mood, wear t-shirts in a line. I even have my classroom (table groups) divided into warm colors and cool colors. Nothing helped these kids remember the difference between warm colors and cool colors…until….
I killed a snowman. Continue reading