Friday, December 12, 2014

Lines, Shapes, and Patterns

I don't peruse Pinterest much these days, but when I couldn't get to sleep last night, I hopped on and found this picture meant for coloring purposes.  (Click on the picture to visit the Pinterest link.)



I had a moment of creativity.  What if my artists could draw something similar.  I figured we could make it a lesson about lines, shapes, and patterns, which sounds fairly artistic to me.    By the way, I never showed them the picture above.  Here's what they come up with.











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15 comments:

  1. What an inspired idea! They were so creative! I love how they were all so different.

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    1. Miss Trayers, thank you. I wasn't sure how it would all turn out, but I ended up loving them and their uniqueness too.

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  2. They look great!!! So what kind of direction did you give them?

    Shannon

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    1. Shannon, thank you. I did one on the board as they did theirs but I encouraged them to make choices about lines, shapes, and patterns so that theirs didn't look like mine. They drew theirs with pencil and then traced with marker.

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  3. LOVE it! I may do this next week before Christmas vacation. Goodness knows they never get drawing/art instruction at our little school. And they need it. They're SIX! :)

    Shannon

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    1. Shannon, if you do, I'd love to see pictures. My kids enjoyed it, and I'm sure yours would too! :)

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  4. Very impressive! I love those kinds of lessons.

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    1. Barb, I do as well. I love how different each one is.

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    1. Crystal, thank you. They were fun.

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  6. I love these drawings! And of course, leave it to you to figure out how to use a coloring page in an authentic way! :)
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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    1. Lori, well, yes, you know me so well. :)

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