Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Mixed Media Scarecrows

This is a great seasonal lesson teaching about patterns, overlapping shapes, environments, and landscapes!  First we started off the lesson discussing where we could find scarecrows and the purpose of scarecrows.  Next, we used repeated curved lines to create overlapping hills for the farmland.  I placed stencils for the shirt and the pants on each table so the students could trace the shapes on wallpaper scraps easily and not get frustrated (this trick, I learned the hard way).  After we have all of the necessary elements on our page, the students were able to add raffia to the neck, hands and feet.  This part, they LOVED!

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