More and more and more shapes! My kinders can't get enough of them! We started of by reading Robot Zot! I love love love to read to the kids! It's one of my favorite things to do! Then we got to work. They began with cutting out a body that filled up a good chunk of their black paper. We talked about what shapes we might use for certain body parts but this was their robot to create and they could make it look like whatever they wanted it to look like. Next, they needed to add legs, arms, a neck, and head. Some chose to give their robot a wheel instead of legs.
For the second day of class, they had to add at least 3 more shapes to their robot, even if they thought they were finished. We talked about things they could add like a hover board, robot hair, a robot purse, a tv on their robot's chest, antennas, etc. Then they used construction paper crayons to add details to their robot. Lastly, we used nuts and bolts and brass colored paint to print a shape border.
We started off by talking about self-portraits and emotions. We took a look at ways to change your facial expression. This can be done by changing someone's eyebrows or their mouths. Students were given a paper that was folded into fourths. They were asked to draw a self-portrait with a different emotion in each square. Lastly, they sharpie'd and colored with crayons.
The next two classes were spent making the backgrounds. We hadn't used our scissors in a while so our scissors were SUPERRR hungry. We cut tons and tons of squares and rectangles, no bigger than our hand, and glued them to the background. Some students chose to use all the colors on their background, others were much more selective with their colors. After they had finished their background, they glued their self-portraits on top. When they finished, they helped their neighbors finish their backgrounds. It was funny to see assembly lines of kindergartners cutting and gluing squares! These turned out so well!
Harmony and Consolidated Elementary Art Teacher in Milton, WI. UW-Eau Claire graduate. WAEA President. Apple Teacher.