Larry the Line
Is a friend of mine
(creating a snake by opening the fingers of your hand, puppet style and there's your snake!)
He can make three
(hold up a three with your fingers)
Straight lines for me!
(create a vertical line with your forearm)
Diagonal and horizontal!
Any curve, he can learn
With a twist and a turn.
When he's out of his tangle
he makes a great...angle.
(created by placing your hand on your hip and pointing to your elbow)
Any line, he can make
After all, he's a snake!
After learning the Larry the Line poem, students receive a demonstration on painting. Cassie Stephens likens the bristles of the paint brush to a ballerina: It always dances on it's toes and never scoots around on it's bottom. We also discuss how we dip only the tip of our brush in the paint and never smash Mr. Brush's hairs. After demonstrating how to paint a zig zag, wavy, straight, dotted, dashed, and curvy line, the students paint the same lines on their own paper using black paint.
|1st and 2nd grade follow Rainbow order.|
|Magic School Bus Makes a Rainbow|
|Primary Science Color Mixing Glasses|
|Line Sculpture with strips of paper.|
Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard 2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard 8: Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.
Anchor Standard 9: Evaluate artistic work based on critical and sensitive response to various visual art experiences. (2D versus 3D)