The 1st Grade students read the book, Elmer’s Special Day and we discussed what happened in the book. Students learned that a PATTERN is something that repeats itself. Students gave examples of many different patterns using colors, shapes, etc. Students were able to re-create Elmer’s square pattern in the background of their artwork. Next students each drew Elmer and used shapes and colors of their choice to create their own unique pattern on Elmer. Finally students learned what TEXTURE is and add various colors of grass to create texture in their art.