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Symmetrical Ornaments Grade Four

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Fourth graders viewed examples of hand blown glass ornaments as the inspiration for this collage.  Students sketched an ornament by stacking ovals, rectangles, triangles, etc.  They folded their sketches in half vertically, then cut out the best side.  This pattern was traced onto the back of foil paper.  The ornaments were cut out and then decorated with smaller shapes.  Glitter was used to outline shapes and create decorative  lines and dots.   Glittering was done inside of a box lid to contain any spills.

 

 

First Grade Christmas Trees

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These whimsical trees were part of a lesson in color mixing.  First graders mixed yellow and turquoise blue tempera to create their favorite green.  They practiced painting smooth brush strokes as they turned recycled yarn cones into holiday trees.  Two glittery pipe cleaners became garland wound around the tree.  Jewels, sequins, glitter poms and a doily tree skirt completed the tree.

First graders can:

Identify cones.

Mix yellow and blue paint to make green.

Identify art used in celebrations.