I am a third and fourth grade teacher to 26 students in a low-income school. We have a large Native American population, as we are in the heart of many different tribal lands. Our school also has many English learners and many migrant families. These students are my second family. I adore them and want nothing more than to see each and every one of them succeed!
My students go the extra mile and strive to be the greatest they can be!
We all work together as a family! These students tend to learn more efficiently when they are able to really have hands-on experience with the topic at hand. When we are working on a topic and the students are interested, we do all that we can to learn everything we can about that topic. My students are visual learners. They enjoy science and art and they love having open discussions and working on projects together. I allow my students to move about the room and sit wherever they are comfortable and where they can learn best because they should be comfortable to learn to their maximum capability. These students are going places; they are moving mountains!
My kids have been schooling from home since March 13, 2020. Since then, I have been able to connect with all of my students on a daily basis and keep them on track academically. They are missing the fun art piece, being away from the classroom. Not all of my students can afford art supplies so I have not done an art lesson with them yet.
Colored pencils and watercolor paper will fill my students' hearts with wonderful art!
With these paper pads, and watercolor colored pencils, my students will be able to work on guided art and also solo art as they choose! The black markers are to be able to create outlines, if they wish and the paintbrushes will make it so their colored pencils transform to watercolor!
I plan on doing SEVERAL art lessons with them over the next few weeks. We have one called "tornado art." This is when they start with a lne horizontally through the page. They will start with pencil and outline with sharpie/ permanent marker. From the horizontal line, they draw little "loops" like rainbows and keep connecting them until they hit the top of the paper. They do this on every free space on the paper. Once the "rainbows" are filled on the paper, the students will use the colored pencils to color in the tornadoes with different patterns. Once they complete the color patterns, they will use the paint brush with water to lightly go over their pencil and turn it into a watercolor effect.
I can't wait to be able to take them these wonderful art supplies and start creating masterpieces to help keep them calm and excited about school, no matter the location.
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