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<< A third grade teacher colleague of mine, left a note on my desk this
morning, asking how I feel about doing an art lesson dealing with "farm
implements." I am truly uninspired and, therefore, don't know how I feel
about it!! Any ideas?
Think about the interesting shapes of many traditional farm implements...the
pitchfork, the tractor wheels, hammers, the fencing and gates, the animal
feeders, the BARN, the milk buckets, the "overhauls," the bale of hay,
(there's a great looking "HOOK" used to aid in grabbing bales of hay..a looped
end to hold with a long "j" at the pther end),the straw hat, the wagon, ropes
or halters, ladders, etc. Using these shapes as springboards, have the
students draw with templates or freehand, (on bright construction paper,
sharing at each table the scraps)cut out and arrange on perhaps a backdrop of
rollings hills (horizone line!) or sunrise (the symbol for early morning
work), a (balanced) interesting design or collage or landscape. Encourage
overlapping. Hope this helps...you said you were in a hurry.
MP (wisconsin farm-girl at heart)