Through this activity, students will understand that music is all around them and is involved in their everyday lives. Students will create their own tambourine after reading "I Got the Rhythm."
Students will form a connection between music and drawing. They will listen to clips of songs and will use artistic measures to express how they feel.
Children will create a fall tree using paint with Q-tips as well as their handprint.
Students will learn, through the book "Ish," to embrace their own work and be okay with their mistakes. Each student will crumple up a piece of computer paper and then paint watercolors on the outside. The paper will then be flattened, and the process will be repeated as many times as possible with multiple colors. Once this is finished, it will create a beautiful and unique watercolor art piece.
Children will be introduced to a variety of musical instruments in order to broaden their experience of music and sounds. Children will produce sounds with their own body parts in order to create a rhythm.
Perhaps this was one of my favorite activities that was done throughout the entire semester. Every teacher can understand the joy of recycled materials and cheap, simple crafts. This project challenged me to think outside of the box and make the most of the resources that I could find. In the Found Art Project, we were encouraged to design and make a piece of art with materials that were found in nature, in our houses, in the trash, or any kind of natural environment. Art pieces ranged from simple to complex. We were challenged to think in new and creative ways, allowing us to make art out of something we would typically view as ordinary.
Towards the beginning of the semester, we had the opportunity to explore 2D portraits. During this activity, we were encouraged to use oil pastels in order to draw a self-portrait.
Part of the course is dedicated to teaching arts integration. In these lessons, art activities are directly connected with another content area, such as reading, writing, math, science, and social studies. The lesson is taught through art as opposed to explicit academic instruction.
I have had an absolutely incredible experience in the class. I have made an effort to make the most of every experience so that I am able to challenge myself to become the best educator I can be.
Children need to have art incorporated into their everyday lives. By reading a book and doing an artistic activity afterwards, the children will have a dose of literature and art.
This will serve as an arts integration lesson that will form a connection between art and literacy. Students will be read The Mixed-Up Chameleon by Eric Carle, and after this introductory activity, the children will have an opportunity to create an art project in which they can create a visual and meaningful connection to which they have read.
On Wednesday, September 14, our class took a field trip to The Children’s Museum of the Upstate in Greenville, South Carolina. During this time, we were able to hear from the Early Childhood Director as well as the CEO of the museum. We learned about the exhibits, the staff, and the intentions behind the museum as a whole. This experience was unbelievably meaningful to me. I was able to put myself in the position of a child so that I could learn through play, and by doing so, I firmly believe that I was able to add to my knowledge and my skill set so that I will be an even better educator than I originally could have imagined.