It’s Rodeo Art Time (1st)

The first graders did chickens for their Rodeo Art project. First they painted two sheets of paper with tempra paint, one yellow and the other red/brown. Then we read Blue Chicken, then Chicken Big. We talked about the characters in the story, specifically about the chickens and their parts. After discussing and agreeing that they all had a body, a beak, wings, and legs, I drew the shapes of each item on the whiteboard.
The first graders then used their scissors to cut out the shapes they saw on the whiteboard. They then assembled their chickens. They all looked so amazingly different!

1st Grade Chickens
Next they used different shades of blue and green tissue paper to make their landscapes for the chicken to live.

Background

Lastly, they glued the chicken into its new home.

1st grade Chicken Collage 1st grade Chicken Collage 1st grade Chicken Collage 1st grade Chicken Collage 1st grade Chicken Collage

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About Ms. Luna

Here we go! Year number four! Teaching artist at Mark Twain Elementary! I started my career in 2002, in the New York City Schools as a Special Education Middle School teacher. Moving back to my hometown of Columbus, Ohio, I continued teaching Special Education and also began teaching after school and summer art programs. Moving again to Houston, Texas. I have taught all levels and abilities from kindergarten to college and am very excited to be teaching here at Mark Twain! I am also a professional artist and designer that shows work worldwide. I have been featured in the Houston Chronicle, Austin Fashion Week, Houston Press, and at the Grassi Museum of the Applied Arts in Germany. I hold a Masters of Science in Special Education from Manhattan College and a Masters of Fine Arts from the Academy of Art University. I currently am teaching grades kindergarten through fifth and am an adjuct art professor at Alvin Community College.

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