Monday, September 21, 2015
Sometimes I Just Don't Love It
My kindergarten classes need some extra cutting practice this year, so I decided we'd make lions (and later "hide" them in some tall grass). I don't love them. They're kind of . . . eh.
I'm not really big on directed drawing much with kindergarten, and this lesson feels a little too factory/assembly line. We still have work to do, of course, adding our tall grass and maybe coloring a background. I just like a bit more personality.
Who knows? Maybe they'll be amazing, but so far, I'm not sold. I'm open to suggestions on ways to make them more interesting while keeping the cutting/gluing practice part in tact.
I also decided today that the years I spent waiting tables were NOT wasted. All that balancing of drinks and platters sure does come in handy when painting with fourth and fifth graders! And I'll post about my fifth graders' Lichtenstein paintings soon--we're nearly done with them.