The 1st Graders used plastic soda bottles to transform into 3-D fish. I had the fish bodies prepared for them before class. The labels had to be removed, the bottom of the soda bottle cut off, the tail stapled and then shaped by cutting the sides of the tail inward. The students used sharpie markers to add scales, designs, patterns, and eyes to their fish. I had them come up to the sink, one at a time, to choose two colors of paint to pour into the mouth of the fish and then we tapped it on the side of the sink to allow the colors to mix. I think they turned out great!
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Deep Blue Sea Mural - Day 1
We are in the process of creating a school-wide mural project depicting the deep blue sea. On day 1, students had the opportunity to watch a video titled, Exploring Tropical Oceans created here at our very own Missouri Botanical Gardens. Here are the Kindergartners working on depicting plant life in the ocean using oil pastels and chalk pastels: