Okay, okay. It's nearing the end of the year and you just need that project that the kiddos can relax and enjoy (and give YOU some quiet class time too!), or perhaps you're looking ahead for the perfect beginning of the year activity, or middle-of-the-year-when-is-our-next-break project... any way that you are searching, this one is golden!
This video is listed as 'intended for students' as I simply play this one for my students and they follow along! If you don't mind my slightly southern accent and the use of the term 'y'all,' then you can just use it as I do! The video IS EDITED so that when I am not giving verbal instructions in the video, the process is sped up significantly (you know your kiddos won't sit for demonstrations in real time either, lol!). Plus, this video can be downloaded from the zip file, so you can have the video set up on extra computers and devices for your students to even do independently (this is a GREAT 'extra' activity for students who are finished with other things as well!). But you could also just use the video for clarification and teach your own kiddos too! You know that your school internet can be wishy-washy like mine, so you want that downloadable video!
I have been doing a basic op art lesson with my 5th graders for years... I recently started adding in the option to turn the 'flat' circles into 'rounded' spheres, and the students have gone NUTS over it! When we topped this lesson off this year by putting the instructions on video, student success on this project went through the roof! One of the HUGE pros about having this lesson on video is that I simply replay the instructions for kiddos who like and/or need to see instructions twice, or even the kiddos who like to listen and watch once and then do the steps along with the video. You can really use this video to meet the needs of YOUR students! This lesson can be used as young as 4th grade, in my opinion, and could go on up to high school. Students BEGGED to keep working on this, so several classes took their work with them and I sent the video to their teachers and students have been enjoying some amazing 'extra' time in their own classes working on this. This lesson truly is therapeutic; even my rowdy classes are peaceful and almost silent when working on this project.
Included in this lesson:
- Video IN ZIP FORMAT (you can download the video and use it without internet!)
- Lesson Plan IN ZIP FORMAT (Word file)
**(included in the lesson plan: materials list, brief written instructions, EQ's, sample standards from nationalartsstandards.org, rubric template)
Materials List (described in greater detail in lesson doc): high quality 9x12 paper (not construction paper), 12 inch rulers, pencils (with erasers), Sharpies or other markers, circle templates (such as old lids). Optional Materials: Sharpie PENS (or other fine point), value pencils, colored pencils.
Thank you for checking out this video from the classroom of Claire Dunaway Cyr!