Architecture has been the theme for many of my lessons this quarter. My first graders reviewed what an architect is. We looked at Frank Lloyd Wright's "Falling Water," and as with most art works that we look at and discuss, the kids were blown away with this design. During that lesson, the kids looked at the many parts that make up the exterior of a house and then designed their own. We also discussed that architect considers the land where a building will be built and so the kids drew their landscapes as well.
Tearing Straight Edges from a Roll of Paper - Katie Morris, over at Adventures of an Art Teacher, teaches how to tear bulletin board paper so it doesn't get all crazy edged.