According to the Lesson Center from PNC Grow Up Great Initiative, Line is an element of art recognized by Dr. Albert Barnes as one of the four major elements of art. According to Dr. Barnes, the other elements of art—light, color, and space—work harmoniously in creating art. When artists combine these elements, they can create artwork that richly expresses their expression and emotions.
From personal experience, my son has ADHD and can not articulate himself via written and verbal communication as well as some of his peers. He masters the concept, but must depict in a slightly different manor. I have noticed this since he was very young, but he has recently been diagnosed. While nobody wants extra hurdles in the lives of their children, I truly find this as a blessing as we work so hard to creatively learn in all that we do! I hope that I bring this creative learning into my classroom as it is beneficial for ALL students!
In addition, I just kicked off my latest course in Education at Gwynedd Mercy on Methods, Materials & Curriculum. We are currently working on Art Integration into lesson planning and learning. So, we will be bringing the art of lines into our classroom this week! We will use lines (pipe cleaners) to create shapes, letters, numbers and more. We will also be reading 'Harold and the Purple Crayon' by Crockett Johnson to see how Harold creates an entire world out of Lines!
Key Vocab Words will include Line, Element, Wiggle, Straight, Bent & Detective.
Here is a Peek at Our Day
9:00 - 9:20: Hello & Free Play
9:20 - 9:40: Circle Time
9:40 - 10:10: Station Learn & Grow
10:35 - 10:45: Bathroom
11:00 - 11:10: Individual Read
11:30 - 11:45: Read Aloud
11:45 - 12:00: Line Hunt in Room
As a mom, I love to know what my children are discovering during their days and I am sure you do too! Stop by here anytime to see what fun & learning we are up to!