Sunday, October 7, 2012

October Lessons

Finding it hard to resist the temptation of fall themed projects. Stumbled upon this great book in my daughter's bookshelf and decided to make a go of it. There is a nice anti-bullying undercurrent and it's not overtly halloweenish. Great additional resources on the website for teachers.

Decided the use the book as a jump off point for second grade, who will be learning how to shade with value using pumpkins. Something like this perhaps:
















And for first grade they will explore turning shapes into forms as they create crazy pumpkin patches. Maybe something like this (faces optional).























Crayon on colored construction paper. Could push them to work in a color scheme possibly. Obviously need to show a background. Still thinking.

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