Kristin Roberts and Rachel Magruder, teachers
The Inspired Teaching School, Washington, DC
To closely examine and describe details.
- Closely observe and describe a natural object for an art and science project. Note the object's size, texture, weight, shape, and other details.
- Examine a work of art and describe its features.
In the classroom
Kindergarten teachers Kristin Roberts and Rachel Magruder developed a lesson that illustrates the Prism.K12 strategy Identify. Students were first asked to draw their responses to the question, "What is your favorite part of your school day?" From initial drawings, students were then asked to take a closer look and identify subjects with greater detail. In this final collaborative artwork, notice the richness of these details from "share time" to kickball games.