Sunday, 26 October 2014

Looking closely at lines

During the last few weeks, students have been pointing out lines they noticed on their clothing, and lines in objects found in our classroom and around the school yard. They were excited to show me their lines and identify them by name. One morning during outdoor play, S. C. proceeded to tell me more about lines:

"Lines are everywhere! Our bodies are lines! We can make lines with our feet and our hands! We can make lines out of wood chips!" 

It was interesting to see that looking closely at lines was starting to pick up momentum with the students again, so I asked them if they thought they could find more lines outside during our outdoor exploration? 

Take a look at their findings! 

Sharing the pen

Since the beginning of the school year, we have been exploring and investigating lines through various art forms: pencils, crayons, pastels, charcoal pencils, paint, plasticine, and wire. 

In adding another element, we decided to try creating a collaborative line art piece. A large piece of paper was placed in the center of the carpet with a pen. The students sat in a circle around the paper all asking each other what this was for, and what we were going to do?
The objective of the art activity was for each student to have a turn creating a desired line and passing the pen to their friend without removing the pen off the paper.

The students marveled at each other's lines and supported one another when passing their pen to their friend by reminding them to leave it touching the paper.
*Thank you for the wonderful activity Havergal College (Junior School)

Collaborative line art piece board display

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