I do Secondary Scarecrows with second grade. We look at examples of scarecrows around the world and I read them a little about the history of scarecrows including the way they were used by Native Americans.
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Title of Lesson: ____Secondary Scarecrow_______
Grade Level: _______Second Grade_____________
Concept: Students will draw a scarecrow and use secondary colors.
Time Allotment: 2, 45-minute class periods
SOLs: 2.3(1), 2.4
The student will be able to identify and use secondary colors.
Literary sources will generate ideas for works of art.
Vocabulary: secondary color, scarecrow, watercolor wash
Resources: teacher’s example of finished project, The Scarecrow Book, by James Giblin and Dale Ferguson
Materials: 9 x 12 white paper, circle tracing shape, pencils, crayons, Sharpie markers, blue watercolor wash, brushes, newspaper for table/desks
- Ask who has seen a scarecrow? What do we use them for? Talk about the history of scarecrows and show students examples of scarecrows from the past and present.
- Review primary colors and secondary colors.
- Tell students that they will be following the teacher and drawing a scarecrow step-by-step.
- Have students trace a circle in pencil about 1 ½ below the top of their papers – vertical position. Go around and check to be sure they are in the right place.
- Going step-by-step, have students follow you as you draw the scarecrow. Mention that the sleeves are rectangles, lapels are triangles, etc.
- Show students where to erase pencil lines after hat is drawn. Now they should go over their pencil lines with a black permanent marker. No coloring in with the marker!
- Review relevant points from last session. Tell students that today they will be coloring in the scarecrow using crayons and secondary colors. Pants are green, face is orange, and coat is purple plaid (demo how to draw plaid). They may use any other colors they would like on the rest of their pictures. Color hard and add details like pumpkins, mountains, etc. to the background.
- Finish the artwork by adding a wash of blue watercolor.
Check for understanding/closure: Did students follow directions/understand objective? If time allows, students may share their work with class.
Assessment: followed directions?