Sunday, September 21, 2014

Roberto the Insect Architect

I teach this lesson every 1st 9 weeks to 1st grade. It's a great vocab builder and reminds them how to use watercolors and sharpies. This is a 2-day lesson and is really easy to teach and fun to do!

DAY ONE: Read the story by Nina Laden "Roberto the Insect Architect"

This is an amazing story is about a termite who wants to design and build houses instead of eating them.

Art Word of the Day: ARCHITECT
We draw in our idea books and choose a bug we want to design a house for. 
They draw their favorite bug house design on 12"x12" white paper. 
I demo this process at the demo table.


We outline our drawing in blue/purple/teal Sharpie marker. Then we paint with cool colors...mainly using blues to create a "blueprint". 

RESOURCES: I like to print pages of bug outlines for the kids to use. They can visualize drawing the house a little easier with these images to look at. 

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