First grade has been learning about art from long ago, starting in the prehistoric period. We discussed the meaning of the word ‘prehistoric’ and took part in some discussions about what life must have been like back then. Then we got to do some projects! Our work mostly focused on cave drawings. The most popular drawing was a group effort done on the wall with chalk. I even turned off the lights and provided them with a pretend fire so that they could experience what it would be like to draw pictures in a dark cave.
Afterwards, we moved on to the art of Egypt. We focused mostly on pharaohs and the gods and goddesses. The big project for Egypt is to trace a life-size image of a person and turn it into a god or goddess. These are still in progress, but I’m really impressed with how good they look already!