I decided to take my choice-based classroom that I currently use for my preK students down the street to my first grade and second grade artist and it has been absolutely wonderful!!! I have set up different centers around the room and each day my kiddos come in and get to pick their center based on their behavior and attitude!
Computer Center: 2 students on my laptop & 2 students on our classroom computer.
I found some great websites that offer digital painting, animating, drawing, and more! (still looking to develop this center a bit more)
iPad Center: 2 students
A huge shout out to my little sister for donating her old iPad to our classroom (thanks Boo). Here are some of the apps that have been keeping my digital artists entrained. I am currently using an older ipad so I am limited in the app selection...maybe a DonorsChoose project for a new iPad is in order!
origami, Drawing Desk, Shapes, Sorting, KidsDoodle, 123D Sculpt, Art Museum, IconPopBrand, Sock Puppets, Singing Fingers, ABCYa Animate, Mibblio, Animal
Painting Centers: 3 students
one table has water color paints and the other table is tempera cakes. I think I am going to mix in some different painting tools for them to experiment with. The students are required to sketch out their painting before they can pour their own water cup. I simply fill up a pitcher and allow them to pour it when they feel they are ready to add the paint!
Drawing from books Center: 4 students
The kids really love to learn how to draw different faces and animals! I have always had mixed emotions about drawing books but I have come to realize that they are great confidence builders and the kids go CRAZY over them!
New Medium Exploration Center: 4 students
This table is constantly going to be changing mediums. I am starting off with chalk and and oil pastels. I will probably have a collage table one day with scrap paper and magazine clippings! Around this table I have hung some different drawing ideas to help the students think of ideas!
Art Games: 4 students
I am in love with these art related games and my students have been enjoying them as well!
|sketch for a painting: some how this student managed to sneak some markers into their piece...mixed media|
|1st grade painting: a prometheus flower|
|animating: digital art|
|1st grade paint center|
|1st grade Medium Exploration: Miami Heat|
|art games: Whatchamadrawit we use white boards!|
|2nd grade water color center|
|art game center: Art Memory|