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Re: Halloween project for 1st grade (no pumpkins)

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Sandra Poos (klpoos)
Sat, 25 Oct 1997 22:30:18 -0500

Dear Sarah,
For lst grade, I teach the children about texture and we make owls
around this time of year. We talk about the smooth beak, soft feathers,
sharp claws when we look at pictures of owls and try to find words to
decribe textures we see.
I use construction paper, 4 1/2"x 12" either brown, or gray. We cut a
large oval as big as the paper for the body. You might have to help some
of them. I NEVER let them use patterns like their classroom teachers do.
After the oval is cut out we fold down the top about 1/4 of the way down
and glue the bottom edge in the center with a drop of glue( don't
crease this down, it should be three dimensional. We cut out very large
eyes from circles with two different sizes (pupil and iris) and glue
them on either side of the head at the top where it is three
dimensional. We add a cut triangle beak and then for the texture of soft
feathers we tear pieces of contrasting construction paper and glue onto
the body. We cut ovals for wings and put on either side of the body and
add torn pieces of paper for feathers. Feet are added last near the
bottom to look like sharp claws. When the glue is dry we slip some yarn
inside the three-dimensional head and hang up. They all did a great job
and no two are alike. After this lesson, they all know what texture is.
Sandra Poos
Cahokia Dist.#187
Cahokia, Ill.
Grades 1-6