Animals Around The World: Art, Zoology, and Poetry
Elementary school-age students will learn how to write poems or sketch wildlife such as pandas, reptiles, dolphins, narwhals, puffins, and other birds. S.T.E.A.M. classes are a great fit for all including gifted and neurodiverse learners.
US Grade 2 - 5
Beginner - Intermediate Level
* STEAM is an educational approach that incorporates the arts into the more-familiar STEM model, which includes science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. -Learn facts about a new animal chosen by the teacher or suggested by students -On alternate weeks we will either write a poem or make a drawing of that week's animal -Class format: introductions, slideshow with animal facts and whole group discussion, arts project (poetry OR animal art) -At the end of class, learners are...
This class is taught in English.
Students will see a map of the continent and country where the animal we are studying lives and discuss its habitat. Students will learn interesting facts about each animal like what it eats, who its predators are, and what its family life is like. We will also talk about little-known tidbits of information about each creature. With teacher guidance and modeling, students will use their creativity to write poetry based on a variety of styles. The poetry types include haiku, acrostic, word bowl, diamanté, shape, “Who Am I”, cinquain, and more. Students will use basic art supplies and simple techniques to draw a new animal every other week. Individual creativity is encouraged. Students will have the opportunity to share their writing and art with each other at the end of class. ***If your student needs accommodations please let me know and we will work together to ensure they have the best possible class experience.***
Judy was a public school classroom teacher for over thirty years and holds a master's degree in Integrating the Arts Into the Curriculum from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In addition, she owned a small business that focused on literacy and the arts and has been an Outschool teacher for three years. Mrs. Harrison has extensive experience with neurodiverse, gifted, and homeschooled students. Join this AMAZING community of engaged poets and artists (BEGINNERS WELCOME).
Most learners will finish their work during the class period. Some students may choose to add details to their art or to neatly rewrite their animal poetry.
Suggested Club Supplies: -Drawing Paper -Pencil, eraser, crayons, markers, colored pencils, or oil pastels -Teacher-provided poetry template (sometimes) Occasionally we may need another type of supply like glue or paint and I will let you know ahead of time.
50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Meet the teacher
Greetings! Thank you for taking a moment to look at my educator profile. I have been teaching on Outschool since March 2020 and reaching learners in a virtual classroom is my new passion. Central Michigan University is where I earned an...
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