Tuesday, October 29, 2013

2nd Grade Dots

I'll keep this short (for once) since I've already written lots about International Dot Day (see search HERE). My 2nd graders started off painting circular designs with tempera cakes then used oil pastels to add details. We talked about radial symmetry and looked at some examples before the students did their thing. Some students ended up adding collage elements and even REAL YARN! They get so excited about yarn and always throw in the "real" adjective. Pretty cute. :) 
These circle guys were made in another 2nd grade class that didn't have time for paint. They were inspired by the color wheel.


  1. Loved you comment about "real" yarn. I keep a basket of scrap yarn from weaving projects. The younger students, and even some of the older ones, call it "string", but whatever they call it, they love to use it every chance they get!

  2. These are amazing! Love the circle guys!

  3. I am a 2nd grade teacher and my class is learning about blogs. We are looking at this blog post as an example. They wanted to post a comment. They said they really like the dots that look like flowers. The circles with hearts in the middle are a hit also.

    Thanks for posting!

    - The Dolphin Class