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El. Christmas LP


Date: Wed Nov 29 2000 - 17:17:57 PST

Have been creating a quick and easy Christmas lesson plan with my fourth
graders and they are turning out really nice. I call them Glowing Chrtistmas
Sort of a takeoff on scherinsnitte (sp). After cutting a shape of a
Christmas tree out of dark blue paper the tree cutout is laid over a paper
that has been coated with
multiple hot colors. The tree shape and/or stars glow through the blue paper.

Glowing Christmas trees

Students color a 9 x 12 sheet of manilla with hot colors. Set aside.
Have students fold a practice piece of paper in half lengthwise.
Draw half of a tree shape with bulbs bumping on the branches. Branches
should at least be l/4 " thick. 7 branches would be good. Cut a heart
shape and small trunk shape at the bottom of the fold. Stars can be cut
into the top corners by folding over also. Students should then cut from the
fold side out into the branches removing the positive shape. Even my slowest
students caught on. They place their cut tree
over their colors and see what else they might want to do. Once satisfied
they can then take a 9 x 12 dark blue piece of construction paper - fold it
place their white pattern over the blue paper and trace their pattern. Now
then can
cut out the positive shapes. Place the negative shapes over their hot colored
paper and the tree glows through. Easy and really pretty. Sorry can;'t scan
in as my scanner won;t cooperate. Roberta