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Friday, November 19, 2010
Footprints Worth Following Paintings
Our district has adopted the wonderful theme of "Making Footprints Worth Following" this year. It's been a positive goal not only for the kids, but for me too!
I decided to combine our new motto with a color theory unit for second grade. To start, in each class we brainstormed a list on the board explaining why we make good footprints to follow. The students then drafted their own sentences to include in their artworks.
Next, the students traced their feet six times and started painting. They learned about the primary colors, and they learned how to mix them together to create the secondary colors. In the backgrounds of their paintings, they created tinted colors by adding white to any color!
When their paintings were complete, the kids used black Sharpies to write their sentences into the artworks to complete them.