Monday, October 1, 2007

First Grade 7 art lesson





































I did these name designs with my grade 7 class during the first week of school. I thought this was a good initial project because it allowed the students to leave their personal mark (their names) but it also creates very lively art. It required imagination on the part of the students in that they had to create a bug or creature that they saw in their names, and it was a great activity to emphasize contrast to make the image stand out. The students did a great job!

14 comments:

Sherry Toninato said...

WOW, Erin! I love the "name art." I think I want to try it in my class. Thanks for the inspiration. Ciao,Sherry

Chirtie said...

I love doing name bugs with the kids too! It is a great "filler" lesson when you are between units. :D

Mr. Frost said...

Seeing these reminds me that I need to bring my camera to practicum this year so I can quickly capture anything cool like these.

Zakkiya said...

My teacher did this with the grade 5s only using black and white it looked great!! Its a fun activity!
Z

Stephanie said...

Erin, those look fantastic!! Please let me know how you did that as I have never done it or seen it done!! I would love to try it!!!

Lara said...

hey erin! those are great name tags! I didnt notice they were names until I read about them... anyways, you should let us know how you created them with your students. Thanks :)

Dena said...

Hi Erin, We did those the first day in my grade four class and I was completely lost as to why they were called name bugs (as were the kids)until they were done. I was completely amazed with the results. So much fun!!

Wolf Ear said...

love the symmetry, these type of assignments are really cool, and innovating for students.

Bev Misch said...

Erin, You should show us how to do this at our art night. Amber is thinking of hosting an Art night so we can pass around some ideas
Bev

Tracy MacDonald said...

Erin your pictures on your blog look great. Now that's art.

Jodi said...

Thanks for your help today in class on the suggestions as to how to make these in class. I may give this a try out at Gavin Lake for a rainy day activity.

Christine Girard said...

Erin, good idea! The students did an excellent job. It took me a second to figure out the names because they were so creative, WELL DONE!

Cathy Wickes said...

wow these are great Erin! I've seen them before, but must say the ones your kids did look great. I would love to hear more about the process and how smoothly the lesson went for you. Way to go!

Amber said...

When I first looked at them I couldn't see the names... but I see them now hehe!