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Elementary [1st-5th] Lesson Plan

Symmetry Bugs

Created on January 31, 2015 by Thoch626

1st grade lesson on symmetry and watercolor painitng.

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3 sessions; 40 minutes per session

SWAT understand symmetry.
SWAT explain unity.

8x11 white paper
Black oil pastels
Watercolor paints

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1. Give examples of different shapes that are symmetrical.
- move to bugs that are symmetrical
- look at visuals
2. Fold paper in half (vertically or horizontal, depending on bug)
3. Draw half of thier bug on one side of paper, starting on folded line and ending on folded line.
- try and make bug big and close to edge of paper
4. Trace the half bug with oil pastel
- close the folded piece of paper with the bug on the inside
- rub with hand or side of pencil to transfer the image to the other side.
5. Open paper to reveal symmetrical bug. Trace over the printed side to darken the lines.
6. Using watercolors, fill in the bug the same colors on each side to keep the picture symmetrical.

1. Using ppt, students can decide if shapes, bugs are symmetrical or not.
2. Exit slips- students have to explain how thier bugs are symmtrical (could be done as a class share)

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Visual Arts Standard 1:
Understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes

[K-4] Students use different media, techniques, and processes to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories
[K-4] Students use art materials and tools in a safe and responsible manner

Visual Arts Standard 2:
Using knowledge of structures and functions

[K-4] Students use visual structures and functions of art to communicate ideas

Visual Arts Standard 5:
Reflecting upon and assessing the characteristics and merits of their work and the work of others

[K-4] Students understand there are various purposes for creating works of visual art

Visual Arts Standard 6:
Making connections between visual arts and other disciplines

[K-4] Students understand and use similarities and differences between characteristics of the visual arts and other arts disciplines
[K-4] Students identify connections between the visual arts and other disciplines in the curriculum
[5-8] Students describe ways in which the principles and subject matter of other disciplines taught in the school are interrelated with the visual arts

Balance, Proportion/Size, Unity/Harmony


Math, Science