Tuesday, September 10, 2019

First Grade Dots



First graders listened to the wonderful book The Dot by local author Peter H. Reynolds. In the book, a little girl named Vashti says she can’t draw, then jabs the paper angrily to make a dot. The next day, the teacher has framed the dot on her board in swirly gold. This catapults Vashti onto an artistic journey of painting, drawing, and sculpting all kinds of dots. She even inspires another student to draw! 

We then looked at artwork by Wasily Kandinsky, who featured dots in many of his paintings. 

Inspired by his concentric circles, students used oil pastels and watercolor to create their own. Displayed together, we have created a beautiful dot mural! You can view the mural on the first floor bulletin board.