Adaptive art lessons, although designed for special education classes, are highly adaptable to varying student strengths in most elementary classrooms.
Abstract Color Wheel: Students look at abstract painter Robert Rauschenberg and his art with letters. After gluing their initials and a black paper shape on a white piece of paper, they spread primary colors (using matt board pieces) to make secondary colors. Lastly, they add black until they feel their artwork is finished.
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|I Am a Star: Students discuss how they can 'be a star' by helping others. They look at books with shapes and colors and name them. They then glue colored shapes on a long strip of railroad board -- punching holes in some of them to make peek-a-boo colors. Lastly, they fold, add stars and hang! ||Download this lesson plan|
|On Top of the World: Students look at a globe and discuss what is land, water, and ice/snow and how the water currents move over the earth. They paint water on a circle, cut organic shapes to make ice and continents, and put themselves where they live... on top of the world.|
|Snowshoeing and the Arctic Winter Games: Students practice their spatial skills creating a wintery scene with their own special snowshoes. They also learn how snowshoes work to keep us above the snow, their animal inspiration, and their role in the Arctic Winter Games.||Download this lesson plan|