July 25, 2024


Art Shines Through

Cassie Stephens: The Dot School-Wide Collaborative

Cassie Stephens: The Dot School-Wide Collaborative

Hello there, good friends! I’m energized to share that the university-huge collaborative my initial by fourth quality pupils created at THE Starting of the school yr (yikes!) is lastly put in. Like, at last.

Y’all, while I do enjoy having all college students creating a collab at the begin of the faculty calendar year, why do I do it to myself? It is so considerably do the job on my stop! All the attaching to bulletin board paper and hanging…it can be so much! AND I usually procrastinate! And yet I do it 12 months right after year. These kinds of a glutton for punishment, I guess.

Here is a glance inside of the approach of hanging this beast with some of my tips:

When hanging one thing this large, it normally takes every little thing in your device belt (as effectively as a handy tunes teacherin’ buddy). Look at out my suggestion on binder clips and long tabs of paper. It allows!

I have not finished an formal submit on how we made these dot paintings but I’ll convey to you: it was super easy! In point, it is really a single of my fave kindergarten classes which you can obtain the details on right here. 

All college students started with a dot in the middle of their paper. The paper was prefolded so that every dot was accurately in the middle. That means I quarter folded the paper, as soon as in 50 % a person way and then in 50 % the other. Dot was put at the intersection of those two folded strains. 

Like the kidnergarten lesson, every college student was then instructed to paint concentric circles all around their dot making use of any hues of tempera paint they liked!

As soon as dry, the paintings had been slash together those people folded lines. They were then rearranged and glued to a black piece of design paper. This section was tricky so pupils helped one another. 

Early finishers painted the wording of the signal!

And then the beast was hung…where it shall remain for a Lengthy, Lengthy time. Or the stop of the school year the place I will have the pupils reduce it aside to take household their circles (perhaps. Or I could leave it up right up until up coming 12 months!). 

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