October 29, 2013

one-point perspective cityscapes

I have seen a lot of blog posts recently about one-point perspective.
Since this is something I teach to both 4th and 5th grade, I was intrigued by the lessons.
This is what I have done in the past with
// 5th grade //

But sometimes you have to spice up what you are use to teaching.
Got to keep things fresh and exciting.

So when I saw // this lesson // over at // smART Class //
I knew I wanted to try it out on my 5th graders.

I love the results.
And the kids do too.
You'll need 12 x 9 white construction paper.
Colored Pencils.
(Fine point sharpies optional)

If you head on over to smART Class blog you can find wonderful directions there.
Those are the ones I followed.
I also drew out the example above and showed the kids on my doc camera.
This helped them know where they were going.

We only got this much done on day 1 of the project.

Day 2 and 3 were spent finishing the set-up of our drawing.
Adding in details.
And coloring.
I love this new and easy take on one-point perspective.