Today I did an optical illusion lesson with my grade 5/6 homeroom class. Since I have them for the majority of the day, I am able to spend a nice chunk of time on art. They were able to complete the entire lesson in about 2 hours. Let it be known that this was a HARD lesson for them to do! It involved a solid hour of instruction, which I did step by step to make sure that they understood. Following that, we did a lesson on shading, including making a scale of how hard to push with your pencil (from 1-10, one section was a 3, one was a 7, one was a full on 10.)
If people are interested, I can do a tutorial for this lesson. Just let me know in the comments if you're interested!
Hope back to school has been great for everyone!