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5 In 2nd grade/ Painted Paper

Gobble, Gobble Turkey with Geometric Shaped Feathers!

 

Gobble, Gobble our turkeys have geometric shape feathers!
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Students painted paper prior to starting the lesson.
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Week One:  Creating shapes  
 
We read the book in art class
 When a Line Bends… A Shape Begins. 
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written by Rhonda Gowler Green
 
This book is so fun and gives many examples of various shapes for inspiration for students to create projects.
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After the students created their shapes they traced the shape on the back side of 3 different colored strips of painted paper.
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Next, students laid out the shapes and glued them onto the background paper to represent the turkey’s feathers.
 
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 To finish the Turkey students created the body and details of the turkey- eyes, beak, claws etc.
 
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We also read this poem about Thanksgiving
 
All in a word
Aileen Fisher
T-for time to be together,turkey, talk and tangy weather,
H-for harvest stored away, home and hearth and holiday
A-for autumns’ frosty art and abundance in the heart
N-for Neighbors, and November nice thing new things to remember.
K-for kitchen, kettles’ croon, kith and kin expected soon
S-for sizzles, sights and sounds, and something special that abounds
   
  That spells Thanks –
for joy in living and a jolly good Thanksgiving
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Materials
Tempera Paint
Construction Paper
Markers
Glue
Scissors
Pencils
 
Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
 
Laura
 
 

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5 Comments

  • Reply
    Mrs. C
    November 20, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    These are awesome! These give me some great inspiration! I am doing peacocks with my Kinders in Dec(“P” is for peacock-they are studying the letter P)and we have been working on drawing with shapes. I think we will sponge paint some paper for the bodies and feather tip shapes! Thanks! 🙂

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    Jen
    November 27, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Simply beautiful!

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    Mrs. Impey
    December 9, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Love this! Wish I had seen these sooner to try! Darn…now I have to wait until next Thanksgiving! 😉

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    Cassi
    November 15, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    Oooh, I love all that painted paper! I'll be sharing your turkey art on The Crafty Crow soon!

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    Allison Ricker
    December 5, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    Love it!!

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