I had planned for 2nd graders to draw and paint the tools they work with this week, but I am not sure that we will get to it. I decided to post my plans anyway, just in case... I was planning to use Jim Dine's sketches of tools to introduce this lesson. A couple of weeks ago kids were learning to use shading to give depth to cylinders, so I planned to use a cupcake in my example. I'd start having kids trace around their watercolor tray and brush.
They'd sketch their water bowl and use pencil to shade.
Next, they would sketch a still life object on another paper.