•  Weeks 4 & 5: (April 6-10) (April 20-24) Lessons


    UPDATE: Week of April 20th-24th is "CATCH-UP WEEK". Try to have all work completed from Lessons Weeks 1-4. When you email me a picture of your art work at rherzog@wtps.org , make sure you include your First and Last Name, Teacher's Name, and Grade.


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    Welcome to Mr. Herzog's First Grade Online Lessons:



    The Butterfly Collection:

    In this lesson First Grade will be collecting/creating butterflies.

    Before we start let's watch a couple of videos about how to draw butterflies:


    How to draw a butterfly:



    How to draw a butterfly 2:



      Please read through instructions before you begin:

    • Use a 8 1/2" x 11" white piece of paper (any paper will do).
    • Hold the paper vertically.
    • Optional: Fold the paper in half vertically if you would like to draw two butterflies.
    • Draw three large shapes for the body parts.
    • Butterflies have three body parts: HeadThorax, and Abdomen.
    • The body parts can be made out of various shapes such as a square, circle, triangle, oval, or diamond.
    • The drawing should be bigger than your hand (you will not be able to cover it).
    • All insects have six legs, so draw six legs on each thorax.
    • Each insect will have antennas, draw those on the head.
    • Now draw the wings of the butterfly.
    • There are four wings, two wings on each side of the body.
    • Add shapes and lines on the wings of the butterfy to create cool designs.
    • Shape Examples:
      • squares, circles, triangles, rectangles, diamonds, ovals, stars, hearts, & lightening bolts
    • The designs on the butterfly are symmetrical-one side is the same as the other.
    • For example, if you draw circle at the top of the right wing, then draw a circle at the top of the left wing.
    • Once you are done drawing your insects , color them in completely using various colors.
    • You may color the insects in crayon, magic markers, or color pencils (whatever supplies you have at home).
    • Use as many colors as you like for each butterfly.
    • Color the background a color you have not used to color the butterfly.
    • I can't wait to see the beautiful butterflies you create!


    Remember: once you are finished with your artwork take a picture of it and email it to rherzog@wtps.org. Include the students name and teacher's name and grade. I will post it on Bells Online Art Gallery.



    Here are some shapes of various Butterflies:


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    Here are Examples: 

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           butterfly6   Have fun creating your beautiful Butterflies.