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Lesson Plans


reply to 6th grade teacher in need

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chandra grace cousins (chandra)
Tue, 16 Mar 1999 20:43:42 -0500 (EST)


It's great to know you want to incorporate art into the regular classroom
activities. I do a lesson on construction paper creatures. The
requirements are that each kid only gets one (bigger than 8x10) piece of
construction paper, glue, and scissors. The creature must be created
entirely from this one sheet. In order for the creatures to be interesting,
this becomes a lesson in texture. With younger grades I show the kids how
to cut spirals and fold accordian type pop-ups out of two thin rectangular
lines. They can tear up or cut up paper in any way to create interesting
texture on the creatures. Also, the creatures must stand up, although I
generally end up pinning them to a wall for display. Younger grades do this
in two classes, but I did it with 6th grade and they wipped them out in one
class. Also, there are numerous paper sculpture books available through
amazon.com. Origami is also a good thing...so far I've only done boxes, but
these can be stamped with original stamps cut from erasers, and block
printing techniques can be discussed.