Innovative
Classroom

Center Focus

Color Pastel Classmates

  1. Have students pose for each other at the art center. This works well if 2 or 3 people pose together.
  2. The other students will draw them as accurately as possible paying attention to detail. These should be full body drawings to give them experience with proportion.
  3. When students are done with the pencil drawings, they can complete the picture by using color pastels. They should keep the color as realistic as possible.
  4. Make a mini-artshow in your room by displaying these completed pictures. You can mount them on different color construction paper and label them like real art shows. Invite other classes and parents to come in for viewing and refreshments.

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Olympic Events from A to Z
Area and Perimeter of Olympic Rings
Volume Conversions
Observe An Inchworm
Discover Music
Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink
Political Debate about Celebration of Columbus Day
Does It Measure Up?
Travel Brochure
"A Busy Year" Reading
Letter to an Author
Homophones
Color Pastel Classmates
Historical Perspective
What Adds Up to 10?
Seasons
If You Could Be An Animal
Take for Granted
Situational Conversations
"Thanksgiving" Poem
Melting Ice
Round vs. Flat
Am I a Square?
Thanksgiving Dinner
"A Busy Year" Art
Height of a Tree
Walk a Mile in Their Boots
Money from Around the World
How Much Does Your Name Weigh?
The Gymnastics Incident
Washer Weights
Discoverer of America?
Paint by Title
Dice Probability
Letter of Apology
Thingamajigs
Anthropomorphism
Valentine Flower Pots
Discover the Explorers
Building Our Community
Sand Separation
Oil Pastel Fruit
Spring Into Science
Count Pine Cone Scales
Where Did He Go?
Columbus Acrostic
Record a Story
Hero or Not?
Monster Math
A to Z