Category: Third Grade
|March 25, 2013||Posted by Cristy under Third Grade|
Third graders look closely at Laurel Burch’s cat paintings and use an oil pastel resist process to interpret a cat of their own. Next, color theory is studied, and they choose a color scheme for their painting. William did a great job of using red, orange and yellow to demonstrate his mastery of the color, and wet-in-wet technique to show he could rock the watercolor.
|September 28, 2012||Posted by Cristy under All Grades, Third Grade|
Just a simple little slideshow that you might like – It’s a little heavy on bones, because I made it as an intro to the third grade bone unit.
Here’s a link – I’m having trouble embedding
|September 20, 2012||Posted by Cristy under Third Grade|
Summer was fabulous, but we’re back in the saddle here at Chaos, so here’s a video I made for my third graders.
I work together with our fabulous science teacher for this unit, and in her class they study bones and skeletal structures and in my class we do value drawings of – what else??? Bones!!
|June 30, 2012||Posted by Cristy under Third Grade|
Third graders make slab boxes in the clay unit, and then use them as a base for an animal sculpture. Here’s a few cuties I snapped pix of before they went into the kiln. How about the lid on that bird? I love it
|March 12, 2012||Posted by Cristy under Third Grade|
Here’s a sneak peek at the third graders’ sculpture project. We start with these great 12x12x12 cubes. Next we’ll make an “environment” or a “habitat” in the inside of each one. Always a extremely high interest project. Don’t they look great taking up that whole wall?
|March 2, 2012||Posted by Cristy under Third Grade|
I stole this idea from somebody (Phyllis, maybe?) and boy, was it successful!
First I made a powerpoint of Laurel Burch’s cats over the years. We looked close at the rich colors and imaginative patterning and talked about the realistic/abstract qualities of her work. Then we got oil pastels (black or yellow. I think next year we’ll all use black) and I had them draw along with me. I started with eyes – I find that ensures a large enough size outcome in the end. Then we drew eyebrows which connected to the sides of the nose, and I let the kids take it from there. Before we painted we watched the” analogous” section from “Getting to Know Color in Art” and talked about warm/cool contrast and how to make analogous colors with watercolor. Finally I harped and harped about “Transparent!! Juicy!! Thin and see-through like Koolade!!” and helped kids to make puddles of transparent watercolor in the lids of the trays, painting wet into wet but never scrubbing thick paint out of the pans. Last thing was cutting out and gluing onto black backgrounds. This simple step totally made the difference between a pretty good looking display and one that’s gotten scads of positive attention from everybody that walks in our school. Definitely a keeper, this lesson!