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Lesson Plans

Re: Color : elementary

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Mon, 11 Oct 1999 12:22:35 EDT

I touch on the color wheel in all grades (I teach 1-6)
In 1st grade I talk about 'rainbow order', then I introduce the colorwheel...
we paint rainbows in the correct order, then we also make "color wheel ice
cream cones", they get 6 squares of paper (ROYGBV) and a rectangle of
brown... cut into scoop shapes and a cone, and glue in the correct order
starting with the scoop of their choice... use extra brown to make chocolate
sprinkles... you get the idea...I have also done 'color wheel caterpillars",
gluing circles together in the correct order and adding legs and a face....
In 2nd grade I do more paint mixing, I will let them choose only two primary
colors, they make the one secondary color and then have the three colors to
use in a painting..... avoiding the all puke greenish-brown look..... Then
in about 3rd grade we first will draw the color wheel, then we will paint it,
(they of course mix the secondary colors), in 4th & 5th grades we review the
colorwheel but the emphasis is on painting a picture, using only the
primaries and black & white, in 6th grade I introduce the colorwheel with
intermediate colors. Hope this gives you some ideas.
:) Laura Allan
Cicero Schools, IL

In a message dated 10/9/99 7:46:38 PM Central Daylight Time,
hendel writes:

<< Where else can I turn to that has so much experience in the field of art
education? What elements and principles of the color wheel do you expect
your students to know by the end of elementary school? I am in a teaching
situation where I have everyone in grades 1-5 and would like to add to my
lesson plans on color. I fear I might be using my "proven success" lessons
too often.
Thank you!

Anne C-H in Illinois >>