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Elementary [1st-5th] Powerpoint

The DOT!

Created on August 18, 2013 by asillisa



This is a powerpoint to go along with the book by Peter Reynolds called, The Dot. (K-5th) International Dot Day: 9/15/13 http://www.thedotclub.org/dotday/ This was my back to school first-day lesson intro last year.


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THE PLAN
2 sessions; 50 minutes per session

SWBAT:
1. ID rules and procedures of the art room.
2. Discuss creativity and creativity blocks.
3. Cut and embellish a dot (circle)
4. Create a new artwork that evolves from that circle/dot.
5. Share and critique using respectfulness and highlighting the creative aspects of the works.

papers
scissors
glue
crayons
markers
sharpie
(paint or oil pastels if time allows)

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FOR ALL CLASSES:
Every year, I start each of my Art classes by going over my "Art Rules".
Rule #1 - I will be respectful of myself, others, and all things in the art room.
Rule #2 - I will follow all directions.
Rule #3 - I will do my best!
Ask students what these things 'look' like...they can give examples in a class discussion and cover some specifics for safety and logistics as well.
Explain rewards/consequences and the 'Art Dot Chart' system.

THEN
The Dot, by Peter Reynolds, has to be one of my favorite children's books of all time. ...reading this book provides a great on-ramp to the year:

Before the book ask... have you ever felt like you have no ideas for your artwork?
Discuss...
Guiding questions:
What is creativity?
Why is creativity important?
What can you create with just a dot?

Then NEXT WEEK:
1. Give each student a 4.5x3" colored piece of paper of their choice and ask them to cut out a dot (or more)
2. Have them then glue it/them to a 9x12" white sheet.
3. Their next step is to create something from that dot. It could be abstract or realistic.
4. Sign it!
5. Discuss Dot Day @ School
If time allows...
6. Read ISH by Peter Reynolds

Resources:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5mGeR4AQdM
http://www.fablevisionlearning.com/pdfs/fablevision_dot_day_handbook.pdf
Show at the END of this project!!!::: Abstract & realistic art examples using DOTS: see attached .pptx

THE FEATURES
English/Language Arts

ATTACHMENTS

  • RVArtist 08/27/2014 at 05:34am
    I wish I had seen this last year when I was teaching about the Dot in artwork! Good for future projects- thanks!


  • maryarty 04/02/2016 at 02:15pm
    plan to use this next September. thanks


  • maryarty 04/02/2016 at 02:16pm
    plan to use this next September. thanks