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Lesson Plans

great lessons for 1st grade=response

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Wed, 24 Nov 1999 19:56:08 EST

1st grade is a great grade to begin watercolors. You could do drawing of
crayon resist of their dream house or a castle and then watercolor a night
scene using black watercolors. Crayola has a web site that teaches how to use
crayons in different ways: knotching the crayon, using three at one time,
doing butterfly squiggles with a small crayon and smushing the middle to make
a butterfly design, using lots of pressure and very little. I had them make
plaid houses and lumpy looking trees with butterfly squiggles for the leaves
falling down. Stars in the sky and moons and suns also. We had that this
week! A full moon in the west and a sun in the east. Then they had to
watercolor their 60 lb. drawing paper with dark browns oranges, reds, and
blacks, sorry there was no blue left in the watercolor palletes.
Another 1st grade crayon resist is drawing scarecrows in a field or
garden. Stress the body parts and how a scarecrow needs a stick to hold it up
much like our spine in our body.
Tissue paper fall wreaths is always a quickie project. I give them a
stencil and have them draw a large donut on red construction paper. They cut
it out, then they attach crumbled tissue paper to the whole thing in fall
colors. I have them punch a whole and attach a rubber band similiar to
attaching a fishing line to a hook. If you fish, you know what I mean.
I hope this helps for great first grade lessons.

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