Monday, November 5, 2012

Expressive Pumpkins

Well, these little doozies turned out a million times better than expected!
My kindergarten and first grade classes cut and glued paper into a collage to create pumpkins with expressive faces. One school had some extra time, so we made orange paper by blending red and yellow tissue paper together (SCIENCE=blending colors) and gluing it down to white construction paper. All parts of the pumpkins were cut by the kids themselves, using NO PATTERNS or pre-drawn shapes.
After we made our darling pumpkins, we practiced reciting the poem, "Five Little Pumpkins Sitting on a Gate" (LANGUAGE SKILLS!) using our pumpkins as a mask. We even made the poem a little more difficult by assigning parts to different groups of students.
My students did a wonderful job of making their pumpkins all look so very different by designing them with different expressions. Way to go my little ones!


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