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Students will view examples of "Op Art" (The art of optical illusions). They will discuss the different ways that art can "fool the eye" and "play tricks with your eyes". They will create their own Op Artwork by using markers, rulers, and geometric shapes. They will also learn about color contrast, and will choose colors that are either high or low contrast. (This part is good, but I might do take a chance to teach about complimentary colors instead.)

They will create their own Op Artwork by using markers, rulers, and geometric shapes. They will also learn about color contrast, and will choose colors that are either high or low contrast. (I might do take a chance to teach about complimentary colors)

Tutorial (Beginner) - Even though the page calls itself the Renaissance Tailor, this site is a wealth of useful knowledge about authentic construction techniques, patterns, and finishing touches that are applicable to the medieval period as well.  This page discusses how clothing was constructed very cost-effectively and simply using simple rectangular pattern pieces, and includes several pattern diagrams for simple shirts or tunics and pants.

Basic Rectangular Pattern Tutorial: Recreating and Century Clothing: The Renaissance Tailor

Team building exercise that teaches you to listen... this could  be fun!

Fun and Engaging Listening Games for Adults

Listening - Even though this says "listening game for adults", I think it would be great for the elementary classroom as well. It gives students the opportunity to strengthen listening skills as well as cooperation skills, plus it would be fun!

No instructions, but should be easy enough to figure out. Totes gonna make it for my classroom someday.

ICO cardboard basket

Roll a Shape Bingo {Freebie} First Grade Fanatics

First Grade Fanatics: It's Getting Close To Memory Book Time and a Shape Game Freebie!

First graders explore primary colors and geometric shape with a Piet Mondrian-style collage Mrs. Knight's Smartest Artists: 1st grade

Knight's Smartest Artists: Mondrian for kindergarten, emphasizing shape and primary color ART/ARTISTS

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