After reading The Mixed Up Chameleon by Eric Carle, first graders made their own chameleons made up of their favorite animals -- some were even from their imaginations!
We read the story "Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak. We danced the wild rumpus and became wild things! 1st grades creating drawings of their own wild things, full of life and mystery. Students also participated in their first critique of their own art.
1ST GRADERS CONTINUE TO BUILD THEIR FINE MOTOR AND VISUAL PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS THROUGH A VARIETY OF EXPLORATIONS WITH NEW ART MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES. THEY ARE INTRODUCED TO NEW ART TERMS TO IDENTIFY ELEMENTS OF ART IN THEIR PEERS WORK AS WELL AS THEIR OWN.