Second grade created these awesome sailboats. When I was younger my parents took us sailing during the summer, so I grew up learning all about boats. During my instruction for this project we learned about the parts of a sailboat. We also discussed spinnakers, which are beautifully colored sails used in races. The students used oil pastel and watercolor, learning about value, color, line, shape, and pattern.
First graders did these awesome flag filled hearts for our Veteran’s Day Assembly this year. We drew the hearts together and the students were able to choose between a waving flag or a straight flag. We then added lines extending from the heart and filled the space in with patterns. We talked about only using patriotic colors, red, white and blue. The students were allowed to use any value of those patriotic colors.