First Grade artists are enjoying the poem about Sadie and Dan from Patternland. We took an imaginary field trip to patternland and drew self-portraits! We learned about figure drawing and getting the right proportions!
Sadie-Sadie the pattern lady is the prettiest lady in town. She ties ribbons fair in her patterned hair and has flowers all over her gown. She take her socks from a polka-dot box , she puts them on pretty plaid feet. Her beautiful shoes are a number of hues that flash as she walks down the street. Her favorite bonnet has feathers upon it, and sashes that tie 'neath her chin. Her apron is darted and multiple hearted; It fastens in back with a pin. And when people meet her they happily greet her, she glows from her head to her crown. Yes, Sadie-Sadie the pattern lady is the prettiest lady in town.
Dashing Dan is a pattern man. He comes from a place called Patternland. He wears a checked coat and a tall striped hat. When he goes for a stroll with his calico cat. His pants, a spectacular sight to behold, are covered with patterns, tres-gai and quite bold. A bright shiny buckle on each shiny boot reflect the designs of his big bumbershoot. His favorite tie was a gift from his mother. It's dotted and spotted unlike any other. And the beautiful garment that covers his chest is a beautiful, sparkling polka-dot vest. So if you fancy colors of pinks, green and blue, I'll tell you a secret between me & you. That Dashing Dan is the handsomest man who lives in the village of Patternland
*This project is adapted from one found online a long time ago. Not sure where it originated. :)