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Monday, December 16, 2013
Dec. 2013 Paul Klee Inspired Castles: 5th Grade
Coolest 5th Graders, Ever...
Everything takes time. When dealing with 30 kids a period, many students will finish a lesson quick, some a little slower and some will take the rest of the year if you let them. This lesson was a geometric shape lesson that dealt with tone and shade using watercolors. The students studied Paul Klee's painting Castle and the Sun, then got to work with a black marker and pattern blocks. The first lesson they were able to complete the structure and patterns, (most I should say) then the next period I gave a demonstration of how to produce tone and shades of each color. The painting took around 2 periods to complete for most, then the 4th they outlined areas that became muddy. They were asked to use light crayon patterns over certain shapes to add details. I originally thought this lesson would be quick, but it took up most of my Dec with the 5th grade! We will be making unity dolls this week for Kwanzza to celebrate the second principle of this holiday...photos to come soon! Thanks for checking these out!