Saturday, October 16, 2010
Kindergarten City: Mural in Progress
Primary students have been busy creating artwork with a focus on geometric shapes this month. A lot of designing was done in art centers where students had an opportunity to cut, glue, paint, and color to their heart's content. We learned how to divide a square to make two rectangles, and how to divide a rectangle to make two smaller squares. We noticed we could cut diagonally through a square to make two triangles. And that we can carefully trim the corners off a square to make a nice round circle. We are learning how to use the glue pot and the glue brush to apply just the right amount of glue.
Last week we closed down the centers and did a whole class project. We used what we know about geometric shapes to create this beautiful city. It has flags, sky scrapers, people, lamp posts, birds and airplanes. Our reference for drawing buildings was Skyscrapers, by Judith Dupre. Our buildings were designed using crayon on tall white copy paper and then carefully cut out. We'll continue working on our city this week. We need a lot more people and some vehicles to complete the scene.