Grade 4 learned all about Africa from the textiles in their traditional Kente Cloth clothing to the infamous African Safari animals.
Students learned what each color represents in the Kente Cloth and selected the colors that best represent them. They learned how to weave and how to use patterns, shapes, and lines to design their Textiles.
Lastly they incorporated yarn into their weavings. We had so much fun learning about this beautiful continent.
This is one of my favorites! My Grade 4 students learned all about Frida Kahlo and her brilliant self portraits. This was a multi-media lesson beginning with a guided demonstration on how to draw Frida. Students used oil pastels and watercolors to design their portraits and background. Lastly students created tissue paper flowers for her crown.
My Grade 1 students had fun choosing funny animals to represent Frida. They used sponge paint to design a textured frame. Students created tissue paper flowers to add actual texture and black felt for Frida’s infamous unibrow.
I must say I’m obsessed with the outcome and the amazing artwork of my little artists.🎨💓
My goal is to give my students memorable experiences and not just teach lessons. I want them to learn about different cultures and develop an appreciation. My “Welcome to Japan” lesson is part of my “Art around the world unit. They will learn about Japanese Art, language, clothes, food, culture and traditions. Before they enter my class they need to present their passport. They will then be interviewed prior to entering and their passports will be stamped. They enjoy every minute. They are my Lil’ Samurai’s and I am “Sensei Perez”