2nd Grade Sun, Moon, Earth, and Stars

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Kieran 2B                                                             Owen 2B

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Elliott 2C                                                               Oliver 2C

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Aidan 2B

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Sydney 2C

Second Grade has been learning all about the Sun, Moon, Earth, and Stars (constellations).  We began this lesson by talking about what robots look like. In building our robots, second graders used multiple lids, containers, forks, toothpicks, Lego pieces, and cardboard shapes. We loved dipping our materials into paint (sometimes even our fingers) and making prints on our paper. Next, we imagined the environment our robots might live. We compiled a list of things we were learning and things we already knew about space. Students shared facts and used their imaginations to think of what those things might look like.  We first drew our backgrounds in permanent marker and then began adding color accents with neon and Crayola markers. The last part of the project was also the most expressive as students explored the Wet-on-Wet technique with liquid watercolors. Oh how the watercolors bled and mixed as students used them.

My 2C students told me today that they LOVE Shel Silverstein. In celebration of their hard work here is a poem by Shel Silverstein that I found about space.

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Inspiration for the lesson came from School Art’s Magazine. Thanks for reading!

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