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Watercolor Illustrated - Assessment Photo Album

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Aaron Bogushefsky

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Watercolors and Wetlands
Essential Questions
1. What are the steps to make a successful watercolor painting?
Mr. Bo's Assessment Photo Album
Second Grade Art Class
Walden University
What we're learning...
How to complete a painting from start to finish
How to measure distance and draw straight lines with a ruler
The purpose, functions and nature of the Wetlands ecosystem
2.What are the essential elements needed to paint a picture?
3. How do I use a ruler to measure distance and draw straight lines?
4. What is an ecosystem?
5. What are the Wetlands?
What you will discover...
Enduring Understandings
You will understand that...
...painting is an ordered process that takes time and patience
...paint, paintbrush, paper, paper towel and water are essential elements when painting
...a ruler is a valuable tool to measure distances and make straight lines
...an ecosystem is community of animals, plants and other living things that coexist in their environment in a delicate balance
...the Wetlands is our local ecosystem that we have aresponsibility to preserve
Groups of 4
You will paint what an ECOSYSTEM means to your group
20 Minutes
Unit: Watercolor Illustrated
You will be asked to individually gather all essential painting elements then work together as a group to make a single painting that portrays an ECOSYSTEM. You will be responsible to clean up and store your supplies using normal art room procedures.
Purpose of the Pre-Assessment
Mr. Bo is checking to see if you :
Remember the five essential elements of painting
Work together well as a group
Use a paintbrush effectively
Clean up properly
Properly store the supplies
Ongoing Assessment
Thumbs up
Thumbs down
Thumbs sideways
As we continue through the unit, Mr. Bo will ask if you understand the material. You may answer with a thumbs up (yes), thumbs down (no) or thumbs sideways for (a little bit).
Ongoing Assessments
After receiving instruction on how to use a ruler properly...
On a worksheet, you will need to measure and record distances as well as connect the dots using your ruler to create straight lines.
Field Trip
to the Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor
2nd Grade
Ongoing Assessment
You must have three questions that you would like to ask one of the Wetlands Institute biologists
You will be asked to visually compare and contrast the lifestyles of the animals you observed in the Wetlands to the animals you see in the zoo
The Performance Task
Wetlands Institute
After your visit to the wetlands institute you will create a complete watercolor painting that depicts your favorite animal you saw in its natural HABITAT.
Painting size: 11"x14"
You will create a straight 1" border using your ruler
You will include animals in their ECOSYSTEM, native plant-life and any other life forms that would be seen in the area.
You will also write a paragraph describing the animal you selected and its impact on the ECOSYSTEM in which it lives.
Poster Contest
The winning posters that show accurate drawings of the animals and
will be selected to be used in actualWetlands Institute advertisements
...Performance assessment continued
After you complete both watercolor painting and descriptive paragraph you will need to combine the two on the computer for submission to the Wetlands Instiute.
Descriptive Paragraph
1.1 The Creative Process
Demonstrate understanding of the elements and principles of the creation of art
1.3 Performance
1.3.2.D.5 Create are that is based on observations of the physical world and that illustrate how art is a part of everyday life, using a variety of art mediums.
New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards
2.MD.A.1 Measure the length of an object by selecting and using appropriate tools such as rulers, yardsticks, meter sticks and measuring tapes.
5.3.4.A.1 Living Organisms: Interact with ancd cause changes in their environment. Exchange materials (such as gases, nutrients, water and waste) with environment. Reproduce. Grow and develop in a predictable manner.
You will be graded in five distinct areas:
You will be awarded either a 1 (ineffective), 2 (generally effective) or a 3 (highly effective) for the different criteria listed below, for a possible total score of 15.
Painting Process and Preparation
Poster Specifications
for performance assessment
Use of Technology
My rubric pdf would not upload after hours of trying so I will attach to assignment
Bringing the classroom into the Community:
Ecosystem pre-assessment will be fully understood once students visit the Wetlands Institute, a local museum dedicated to the preservation of our ecosystem.
Stated Proposition
An ecosystem is a community of animals, plants and other living things that coexist in their environment in a delicate balance. The Wetlands is an ecosystem located around bodies of water such as ocean inlets, bays, rivers and creeks and provides food, water, shelter and protection to its inhabitants. Wetlands inhabitants include grasses, shrubs, trees, microorganisms, mollusks, shellfish, fish, mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians.
The wetlands ecosystem is a community of animals, plants and other living things that coexist in an environment.
An ecosystem is an unbalanced community of animals that live in different environments.
Short Answer/Fill in the Blank
An ecosystem will provide resources for plants and animals; what are some of the resources the Wetlands provides for its inhabitants? ______________________________________________
Multiple Choice
Which of the following is a place where you might see a Wetlands ecosystem?
a) On a mountain
b) In the desert
c) Around bodies of water
d) Deep in a forest

Essay Item
Describe a place where you could see the Wetlands, what resources it provides and what types of animals live there.
Students will be interacting with members of their community as well as becoming more aware of the delicate nature of our local ecosystem, the Wetlands.
Thank you for watching the
"Watercolor Illustrated"
Assessment Photo Album
Now let's get to work.
Created by: Aaron Bogushefsky
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