Monday, October 8, 2012

US Symbols...and current events!

I know what you're thinking... where are the handprint turkeys and macaroni roosters? Well, we just aren't that kind of art class!
In our art class, your children learned about US Symbols; the American Flag, Liberty Bell and Statue of Liberty. We discussed the Presidential Election coming up in November, incorporated technology by watching an informative video on, and played a memory game on the Activboard.
My second and third graders drew a Statue of Liberty surrounded by fireworks, and used both crayon and watercolor to add color to these fantastic drawings.

Kindergarten and first graders made cut paper American flags, (inspired a little by Jasper Johns) and then added a cut paper liberty bell colored with gold metallic crayon and brown construction paper stand. A lot of steps and a lot of work for little hands!
Doesn't that make you proud to be an American?