Friday, March 29, 2013


Second Grade Art Lesson
3 Class Periods
City Scapes, Second Grade Art Lesson
Day 1:
  • As class we discussed different types of cities.  We thought about the buildings we had in our city and compared and contrasted them to larger cities such as New York, Chicago and Minneapolis.  Student were told that they would be making a city scape.
  • Through follow along demonstration, students were shown how to create sky scrapers from construction paper by using only a ruler.  Scissors were not allowed for the first day of this lesson.
  • A neutral color selection of construction paper was used for this lesson.  Students were instructed to have at least 9 buildings on their paper.  In order for them to accomplish this task, students reviewed overlapping strategies and were warned to be careful of creating buildings that looked like they were floating.
  • All pieces were carefully glued in place.
Day 2:
  • Students were allowed to use scissors on this day to create windows and doors from a variety of specialty papers (foil, wrapping paper, candy bar wrappers, tissue paper, bright construction paper, etc.)
  • Sharpie markers and white colored pencils were used to draw details.
Day 3:
  • Student finished placing details on buildings.  Cities are very busy places with lots of things happening. Students were pushed to be creative and add as many things as they could to their composition.
Student Examples:


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