It's true. My kinders from last year are all grown up and are my neighbors on our south campus:) We jumped right in with a line lesson that had them making patterns, pizzas, and other shapes too!
I used the work of Kim McCarthy as the inspiration for this one. Her multi-faceted creative company is called UrbanSoule. I love her use of pattern on many different surfaces and how she often juxtaposes these patterns with figurative elements.
We started by adding 3 lines to our paper. One from top to bottom, one from some point on the first, and one from some point on the 2nd. We then added line patterns to each shape we made on the paper. We added color stick color to each section with the same color that our patterns were.
For the shape step, we all got smaller white squares to draw any shape. 2 requirements for this step- draw as big as possible and to be aware that you will have to cut out the shape when done. We traced our shapes in black sharpie and added pencil gray to parts if we wanted. Then we cut them out and glued them on. To wrap things up, we wrote a sentence together that described the 2 ways we used line in our project. Boom!
1st grade is off to a great start!