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With first graders last year we discussed table etiquette. Students took
construction paper for a place mat or table and decorated with oil pastels. A
paper plate was glued to the center and a real napkin to the left of the
plate. We discussed the different ways that people may set the table at home.
Students shared ways. Silverware was made from gray paper, and glued in
place. Dixie cups were glued to the paper place mat to finish it off. We then
discussed patterns. Markers were used to decorate the paper plates like fine
china. Napkins could also be decorated.
Students create a meal on the plate for Thanksgiving dinner. Paper turkey,
peas made from hole punches on green paper, a paper towel crumpled up and glued
for mashed potatoes. Last but not least we discussed table manners. Students
created a list of manners which was hung in the cafeteria along with their
sara oneill wrote:
> I am currently working on doing a lesson on endangered species and art, one
> idea I have is for students to research an endangered species and design
> the animal on the computer along with some sort of information about the
> animal to go along with the drawing, I was thinking of the students making
> some kind of poster to describe their endangered species. if anyone has
> ideas I would love to hear them, along with ideas for Thanksgiving, I am
> also working on doing a unit on that with kindergarten. Thanks Sara