Thematic Obsevational Drawing Ideas for Primary Students
I hope that this chart provides teachers with easy and practical items that can be used to for observational tables and observational drawing opportunities. Drawing requires the observer to focus on details such as shape, texture, line, and color. When students have time to study and then draw items in nature it increases their observational skills.
Context for Use
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity
Grade Level: Primary (K-2)
Theme: Teach the Earth:Teaching Environments:K12, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Environmental Science
Description and Teaching Materials
Teaching Notes and Tips
Introduce the item to the class.
Use the students' language to chart a description of the item.
Practice drawing on scrap paper as part of a center or learning station.
I use it as one of my work board jobs during guided reading time!
Have students use their science notebooks to draw the item of the week.
Have a students share their drawings with a partner, in small groups in as a whole class.
0.4.1.1.1 Observe amd compare plants and animals.