BTSALP and Alpine School District Coach, Robert Smith is a man of many talents. Follow along as he guides Mrs. Everitt’s Kindergarten class in some drawing exercises on National Dot Day! “We are learning to tell stories with pictures. Artists use exercises and mark making to strengthen the muscles in their hands. It improves our drawing.” Mr. Smith puts on the music, first a lullaby and then some . . . Super Hero music and students take their pencils dancing! Group and Peer critique is an important part of the art lesson. First students respond to the question, What is […]
Drawing “Monsters” is a great way to get students into the habit of looking for and identifying different shapes. This quick 30 minute lesson for the “littles” integrates shape recognition, active listening and small motor skill practice.
Mind Mapping is a visual form of note taking that offers an overview of a topic and its complex information, allowing students to comprehend, create new ideas and build connections. Through the use of drawings, color, images and words, Mind Mapping encourages students to begin with a central idea and expand outward.
Use Go Away Big Green Monster to integrate Visual Art and Literacy. Students will listen for details in a story and recreating those detail in a drawn “map.” The, they will use the map to make a final painting/collage picture of the Big Green Monster described in the book.