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Lesson Plans

Dollar Store

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Fri, 15 Oct 1999 21:12:53 EDT

I forgot who brought it up, but just wanted to say that I enjoy the dollar
store. There are many interesting items that work well for students of any
age to get in some great drawing ideas..My K-2 graders just completed a
lesson with scarecrows. Found some really great scarecrows--different
costumes on three of them, and a corny looking felt scarecrow hat (for me, of
course). We worked in a unit on contour drawings, lines, shapes, textures,
space (emphasizing background and foreground) and I read them a story called
"Barn Dance" by Bill Martin, Jr. John Archambault, and illustrated by Ted
Rand. And to get even more mileage with the scarecrows, next week, we will
be painting pictures of them, doing some color theory/warm colors and color
mixing, too.

Of couse, the dollar store has other handy items to use--twenty sponges for a
dollar is another favored item. Hope there is a dollar store near you, too.