This week I've been going a little crazy...and not in a good way. My first graders have really really really been struggling with composition and perspective (kind of perspective). The above picture I'm very pleased with. She filled up her paper, created large bugs, and created large flowers, leaves, & grass to go with her large bugs. Exactly what I had asked them to do. I started each lesson with examples of situations the bugs could be in...how the things around them would be very large because if we were seeing large bugs..everything would be large. I told them to imagine themselves laying on the ground looking at the bugs. We talked about how if you were close up...you wouldn't really see the background...sky, houses, cars..etc
Directions in a nut shell:
LARGE BUGS ABOUT THE SIZE OF YOUR HAND
FILL UP THE WHOLE PAPER WITH LITTLE TO NO EMPTY SPACE
OBJECTS AROUND YOUR BUG MUST BE LARGE AS WELL
Below you can see what I got. These two are typical of what I was seeing this week.
Any ideas?!?!? Are they just not there yet???