Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Whistle While You Walk


For years now elementary art teachers have been teaching line to all their students. In Kindergarten we start with that infamous (and often misquoted) quote by Paul Klee, "A line is a dot that went for a walk." Well, I have been "walking" lines with Kinders for years and this year I was excited to run across this idea on Pinterest. What a fun way to teach the basics of line but at the same time turn it into a project that looks great and incorporates technology too!



Here is a step by step of how we did it:



Students practiced the different kinds of lines they learned from our Line PowerPoint on the Promethean Board. They love using the interactive white board! They also practiced drawing lines in their sketchbooks.


While that was going on we took digital photographs of students making their best whistling faces! Those were then printed, cut out, and glued to their white paper.

 
Students completed their projects by adding their whistling lines! We spent time talking about how sound "looks" and had a lot of fun drawing our own special tunes!

8 comments:

  1. Love this! The technology aspect is great and it looks like the kids really enjoyed it! :)

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    1. We definitely giggled a lot when "whistling"!

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  2. You are the coolest teacher. I love this idea!

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    1. You are not too shabby yourself Mrs. Elder!

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  3. These are so cool and the parents are going to LOVE them!

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