Last week in first grade we looked at Paul Klee's 'The Castle". We paid close attention to all the geometric shapes we could find and how they were used to create the castle. Then we talked about geometric shapes and how we draw them. Finally students drew out their own castles or towers using geometric shapes and sharpie marker. The next art day we added color but we have done a lot of painting this year so we tried a new technique for the first graders we added color by cutting geometric shapes of tissue paper and using a water glue to paint these shapes onto our castels. The great thing about tissue is that we can still see our orginal castel sharpie lines right through the color. Students really loved the idea of painting with paper and I loved how much math we were able to incorperate into this lesson.