FC: One Great Year Miss Horne's 4th Grade Special Education class plans and projects
1: Being in a special education class means that you get to do a lot of really special things... and we are pleased to present to you a collection of photos that document some of the great projects we will make, things we will learn, and trips that we will take during 2011 as a 4th grade special education class...now Take A Look
2: Our year begins with a field trip to see the artwork of Ms. Mary Blair...here is one of her pastel drawings of buildings
3: Mary Blair worked for Walt Disney for many years. He loved her work. | Here we see her pastel idea drawings for the movies Alice in Wonderland and Cinderella
4: That trip will be awesome. Next, we will do some artwork of our own. By working with oil pastels, tempera and watercolor paints, and sewing materials, each student will discover that they are a creative, unique individual. When we are finished, each student will have 5 works of art to take home with them.
5: We will complete a color wheel first of all so that everyone can become familiar with the Primary colors Red, Blue, and Yellow; and the Complementary colors Green, Orange, and Purple. We will use tempera paint to complete this project.
6: After the color wheel is complete, we will use tempera paints to complete three value scales. We will make a black\white value scale, a blue scale, and a red scale. This way, everyone will be able to see how colors can be blended with white so that they can go from dark to light.
7: Now that everyone has a basic understanding of color, we will make 2 projects using oil pastel crayons. The only requirement for this artwork is that it must contain one primary color. This sample drawing was done by me, Miss Horne.
8: For their fourth project, the students will continue working with oil pastels, and they will also use watercolor paints. They will make a resist painting that has at least one color and one shape that is also present in their oil pastel drawing.
9: A resist painting is a painting that uses oil pastel crayons and watercolor paints. It is called a resist painting because the oil crayons resist watercolor paint when it is applied to the paper. This way, the student will be able to create a colorful, opaque outline in the painting. When he or she is filling in the white space, they will not have to worry about the colors running together.
10: Each student will make a small quilt. We will plan the layout of each quilt together. | Everyone in class will learn to pin fabric, thread a needle, and sew a stitch. | I will complete the quilts for the students by adding padding and backing.
11: Here is an elaborate example by me, Miss Horne. The quilts that my class will do will not be as long. Because we won't have enough time for this size, we will make quilts that are one foot square.
12: That's enough artwork for now. The class will move on to a lesson about the ages of people. We will talk about how people grow and age.
13: First we will talk about infancy, toddlers, and early childhood.
14: After we are kids, we grow into young adults. Here are some image examples of young adulthood.
15: We grow from young adults into adults. As we continue to live and grow, we age. Here are some beautiful examples of people who are aging.
16: After we have learned about the stages and ages of life, we will continue to learn about people. We will talk about the relationships that people form when they become friends, and we will talk about how we express love to one another when we are friends and family.
17: Friends talk to each other and have fun together.
18: When you are a friend, you may do something nice for someone, like braid their hair. If you love someone, you may let them know it by giving them a kiss on the cheek.
19: A friend will listen to you if you need to talk. When you need to talk, a friend is there to listen.
20: We will end our year with one more fun field trip. We will go to a gallery and view pieces by the sculptor Donna Polseno. The children will be able to see different shapes and forms.
21: Here are a couple of examples of Ms. Polseno's sculpture. This will be a really fun way to wrap up a year of exiting lessons.