Students began this lesson by imagining what the world may look like if they were an ant.
This is not your normal landscape. The landscapes are from a different point of view....an "ant's eye" view! We discuss who lives in the grass (ladybugs, rabbits, weeds, beetles, birds, etc.). After some discussion on scale and proportion and looking at up-close plants, learners start creating a world seen through an ant's eye. We then draw a few lines together to create giant blades of grass. Next, I teach them how to overlap the grass. Students finish drawing and outline with Sharpie marker, and add color with crayon. They also explore the technique of using watercolor paint resist.
PowerPoint “Points of View”
PowerPoint “Ant’s World”
Handout “ Overlapping”
Rubric for first and second grade
Rubric for third grade
Line drawings of assorted bugs
Colored drawings of bugs
Internet links for background information