4th Grade Rodeo Roosters

One thing I learned from last year was, when introducing students to a new media, it may be wise to let them try it out first and see what it can do, before working on a major project. Live and learn…


Found these awesome chalk pastel technique worksheets here, and found out that this worked very well! They really enjoyed learning about this new media! 4th grade Pastel Worksheet

4th grade chalk pastel worksheet

Then we got busy! I had them divide their papers into quadrants (and yes we discussed this math word), using the eraser, instructing them to leave behind the pink eraser shavings. Then I walked them through drawing a rooster, which I got from here.  Then I displayed a photograph of a real rooster. We discussed all the different colors that were in a roosters feathers, and I set them loose!
4th grade Pastel Roosters

4th grade Pastel Roosters

They were given the option to do a rooster with me, or do their own animal.

4th grade Pastel Roosters

4th grade Pastel Roosters



4th Grade Chalk Pastel Rooster

4th Grade Roosters

4th Grade Roosters

4th Grade Roosters

It’s going to be super difficult to pick the entrants!



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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