2nd grade DL lessons, organized by most recent first
Students are finishing up their bowls today. After they are finished weaving their bowl, they still tie the last string to whatever string is closest to it ti secure it. Students will then use their crayons to carefully color the styrofoam edges and the bottom of the bowl. Students that finish early will be doing a paper weaving.
*** We will be starting a new project next week. Students will need a piece of paper and a pencil. I will try to live stream, but I need to talk to the 2nd grade teachers first to see the best way to do that. Stay tuned...
Today, I demonstrated to the students how to begin weaving their bowl. I also demonstrated how to tie a basic knot, when they add a new piece of yarn on. Most students were only able to weave 1 or 2 pieces of yarn. before class was over.
I introduced the students to the concept of weaving today. They were shown 2 videos. I stopped the first video, and expained what was going on. I did record myself doing this, but I am still including the video link, in case the video on the smartboard didnt show up well in the video itself. The 2nd video link is showing how raw wool gets turned into yarn, and then how the yarn can be dyed using traditional materials. FYI... The cactus bugs create a red dye. The color comes from the color in their hard shell bodies, not from their blood.
After watching the video, students will trim a V into each slit. This is so the yarn doesnt get snagged on the corner of the cuts. If you needs a styrofoam bowl, please email me to let me know. I got the larger styrofoam bowls at the doller general store in NC. I cut 7 slits in the bowl, using an exact knife. The slits go from the edge of the bowl, to the flat, center part.
We will begin to weave next week.
Video upload of weaving intro with video playing in background:
Video link to first video:
Video link to 2nd video:
Demo in howto cut V's into slits:
Sept 22: Students will be finishing their impressionism paintings in class today.
I will be displaying them outside the art room next week. If youwould like your child's work to be displayed with their classmates, please drop it off in the school lobby, with your child's name on it.
If not, please upload a photo of the finished painting to my email.
Video uploads for sept 15 class:
Directions for Sept 15 class:
Students will need a paper plate, which will have some red, yellow, blue and white paint on it. They will need a white piece of paper, 12x18.
If you need supplies, please let me know before this monday at 12:00. I am not at STS on mondays, but I will be coming into school in the morning to make kits. If I do not get a request from you before then, I will unfortuantely not be able to get a kit prepped for your child. I have no plnning periods on Tuesday, and Wednesday I teach middle school classes. Thank you!
Sept 8 video and google slide presentation:
Impressionism google slide: