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Jodi Youngman
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Value Landscapes-Fifth Grade
My SLO this year is focusing a bit closer on the Elements of Art than I have in the past several years. Previously I had all the elements included in my assessment and this year I am focused only on color, space, and value. My PLC decided to tackle value fi...

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Tiny Seed-First Grade
Eric Carle's Tiny Seed  is a wonderful book for young kids. They love catching on that it's a circle story and enjoy how big the flower gets in the story. I read it to my first graders prior to making these cute Tiny Seed flowers. Students received two piec...

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Primary Line Study-Kindergarten
For this project, kindergartners started by listening to me read Straight Line Wonder  by Mem Fox. The story is about three straight lines that are best friends when one day one of the lines is tired of being straight. He tries lots of different styles, to ...

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Raven: A Trickster Tale-Fourth Grade
Fourth graders focused on shape, balance, and symmetry while creating drawings of Raven: A Trickster Tale.  After hearing the story, we used guided drawing to create the ravens. We talked about shape, balance, and symmetry. Students were asked to make the w...

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Pattern Bracelets-Kindergarten
Students started by listening to A-B-A-B-A A Book of Pattern Play.  Full disclosure, I did skip a few pages as it got a little bit to math-y for kinders, but in general it was a great book to talk about pattern with them. My lesson correlated with their cla...

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Sugar Skulls-Fifth Grade
Fifth graders started the year by learning about the Day of the Dead. I created a Nearpod presentation that the students participated in with their Chromebooks. It included a pre-assessment on the first slide and a post assessment on the last slide to show ...

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Follow the Line-Fourth Grade
Fourth graders read Follow the Line by Laura Ljungkvist and talked about line in art. I created a quick presentation about cityscapes and discussed color. By fourth grade, they have been introduced to most of the color groups, so I reviewed primary, seconda...

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Ton Schulten Cityscapes-Third Grade
I stumbled upon this great lesson on Pinterest, which lead to this blog post  and introduced me to Dutch artist Ton Schulten. I created this presentation about Schulten, which also introduces geometric and organic shapes, and warm and cool colors.  Students...

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Matisse's Goldfish-Second Grade
I've done this project with my second graders many times over the years. They always turn out extremely well, and the kids get a lot out of the process. There are many children's books about Henri Matisse, and the kids enjoyed learning about him. My favorit...

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Scaredycrows-First Grade
When I discovered this adorable book, Scaredycrow  at our public library it was just calling to become an art project!  I did this project with my first graders, and they really loved it. They used paper, burlap, fabric, buttons, and yarn to create these cu...
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