I just concluded another go at the infamous CYLINDER LESSON.
-which by the way was successful the second time around, making me very happy. :)
I have an addendum this year though-
This time around I prefaced the lesson with a one day activity following our initial intro to 3-D forms.
I taught the kinder students to DRAW a cylinder before they learned how to make them.
We used Andy Warhol's soup can image (AND my lonesome single can I was able to acquire from Target)
as our inspiration. The students designed their own soup cans after drawing their cylinder. They were super cute and the kids loved them.
|Yes you read that correctly.. "alphabet carrot ketchup nugget fries soup"|
Here is the rundown of the timing of this two day project including 3-d cylinder making:
Day 1 (45 minutes):
Intro to 3-D forms-- 2-d shapes vs 3-d forms, what does it mean for something to be 3-D?, what does "dimensional" mean? Point out cylinders in the room.
Intro of Andy Warhol and soup can.
Demonstration of drawing a cylinder and turning it into a soup can and using bright colors like Warhol.
They finished them about 75%
Day 2 (45 minutes):
Intro to the actual 3-d version of the cylinder and review of 2-D vs. 3-D.
Demonstrate how to make the cylinders using GLUE STICK and strips of paper.
Each student aimed to make 10 and line them up in front of them. (took about 10-12 minutes).
Introduce 2-D Kandinsky Circles and 3-D Lee Gainer examples and compared.
Demonstrate how to arrange the cylinders to all fit on a 6"x 6" base and dip in plates of elmers glue then place on to their square.
Extra time- they finished coloring their soup can pictures (which worked out great).