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1 In 2nd grade/ Fairy Tales/ Nature

The Wise Old Owl: Poetry and Painted Paper

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This fabulous project was inspired by a dear friend of mine, Ginger, over here. I have done them before and loved them so much! Her project was done in 2009 and just like a fine wine, gets better with age!

 
We added this project to our Fairy Tales and Fables Unit
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I read this delightful poem to my 2nd graders
 
A wise old owl sat in an oak.
The more he heard, the less he spoke;
The less he spoke, the more he heard.
Why aren’t we all like that wise old bird?

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 Class One: Tree
2nd grade students first used pre-painted paper to create the tree trunk and branches. We discussed how branches are formed on a tree.
 
Class Two: Creating the Owl
Next, students cut the shapes of the owl. (Students did use a circle tracer for the head and wing.)  After the body, head and wing were created the details were then added. (Eyes, beaks, claws, etc.)
 
Class Three: Leaves
The last step was to add painted paper leaves with veins drawn with oil pastels.
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Keep on Creating!
Laura 🙂

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1 Comment

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    Jen
    January 22, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    love the bright colors.

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