Kinder & 1st mosaics

The littlest artists in our school first went out side and looked at the mosaic that the Art Club and I made a few years back.

And I explained that mosaics were made of a bunch of little pieces of material that all together made a much bigger picture. We looked at several different examples on the computer as well. Very insightful observations with the comments comparing mosaics to puzzles!

Then they got to work!

For the kindergarteners, I pre-drew their letters of their first name, and gave them strips of paper to cut.

So this lesson also included a glue lesson, how to use the scissors correctly, a lesson on shapes, and then once they got to gluing down their paper squares, visual spatial sense, and problem solving (what should you do if the square you cut is too big to fit in the space).

Check out these beauties!

1st grade also had the same mini lessons within their project. They followed along as I drew the fish and seaweed and then they started cutting and gluing their paper mosaic pieces!

You rock little artists!


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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