Miscellaneous Lessons

The following are guest lessons and resources taught in the classrooms of our partnership school districts and are uploaded to our website on a regular basis. Check back to see what kinds of guest lessons we are working offering and to access electronic resources related to Arts Integration.

Portraits in Proportion
Art 1 Guest Lesson taught at Greenville Weston High School on September 15th
This lesson explores the connections between visual art and math, and how both are applied when drawing portraits. Students will be introduced to the idea of portraits and proportions and will then apply the ideas to create their own portrait sketches using drawing techniques. 60-120 minute lesson.

S is for Sunflower
Pre-K Guest Lesson taught at O’Bannon Elementary School on September 16th
Students will engage in a read aloud of the illustrated story After the Storm by Alma Flor Ada, identifying words that start with the letter “S” on each page. Upon finishing the story, students will examine a live sunflower and they will identify how the petal relates to their 5 senses. Students will then create their own sunflower by using basic motor and art skills. The letter S will then be drawn in the middle of the finished product to display understanding of the letter shape and application. 60 minute lesson.

F is for Frog
Kindergarten Guest Lesson taught at Riverside Elementary School on September 16th
Students will engage in a read aloud of the illustrated story Frogs Jump by Alan Brooks, counting 1-12 along with the reader. Students will then create their own frog by using basic motor and art skills. The letter F will then be drawn in the middle of the finished product to display understanding of the letter shape and application. 60 minute lesson.

The Hallo-Wiener Readers Theatre
2nd Grade Lesson taught at Riverside Elementary School on October 31st
In this lesson students are introduced to the basic elements of drama through Readers Theatre. Students will utilize this information by presenting a dramatic interpretation of the story The Hallo-Wiener by Dav Pilkey. Then, they will reflect on how the process helped them understand the content of the text though oral discussion.

H is for Hands and Heart
Kindergarten Guest Lesson taught at Weddington Elementary School on November 4th
Students will engage in a read aloud of the illustrated story Here are my Hands by Bill Martin Jr and John Archambault, identifying major body parts along with the reader. Students will then create their own character made of hands and a heart by using basic motor and art skills. The letter H will then be drawn in the middle of the finished product to display understanding of the letter shape and application.

Where the Wild Things Are Reader’s Theatre
3rd Grade Guest Lesson at Trigg Elementary School on November 9th
In this lesson students are introduced to the basic elements of drama through Readers Theatre. Students will utilize this information by presenting a dramatic interpretation of the story Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. Then, they will reflect on how the process helped them understand the content of the text though oral discussion.

What’s Under My Feet?
1st Grade Lesson taught at Weddington Elementary School on November 10th
Students will engage in a discussion about what types of materials there are in the layers of the Earth. They will then be introduced to the different properties of soil: sand, silt, and clay. To demonstrate their understanding of the layers, students will then make an illustration to identify the layers by using the actual materials: rocks, sand, and soil.

The Recess Queen Reader’s Theatre
2nd Grade Lesson taught at Webb Elementary School on November 11th
In this lesson students are introduced to the basic elements of drama through Readers Theatre. Students will utilize this information by presenting a dramatic interpretation of the story The Recess Queen by Alexis O’Neill and Laura Huliska-Beith. Then, they will reflect on how the process helped them understand the content of the text though oral discussion.

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