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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Tinted Winter Landscapes

Second Graders learned all about landscapes through this lesson. First we learned about value of colors and how to create a tint. Each student had their own paints to mix 3 tints of blue. While those dried, the students drew three different sized trees and colored them in with 3 different colors of green. The following week we dived in deep to discuss how to create a successful landscape. I found a Smart Board lesson on the Smart Exchange ( I can't take credit for creating this awesome lesson), that really broke down and identified the three main parts to a landscape: foreground, middleground, and background. Students watched a short art video of an artist creating a landscape drawing and then we identified each part of the landscape in that artwork. Next we played a vocabulary game that was like wheel of fortune to identify the parts of a landscape. Students then cut out and glued their different sized trees into the correct part of the landscape.

Lesson Idea from Dali's Moustache:


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