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Visual Arts/Language Arts
Yamilka J. Sena
- The student will create and communicate a range of subject matter, symbols, and ideas using knowledge of structures and functions of visual arts.
- The student will demonstrate independence in self-expression by actively participating in class assignments and by developing an original body of art work.
- The students will express themselves by decorating a piece of felt with the things they are thankful for.
Thanksgiving, Celebration, Thankful
What You Need:
- Thanksgiving by Miriam Nerlove
- Felt, cut 9" by 11" for each student
- A large piece of fabric
- Various colors of construction paper
- Fabric glue or hot glue
- Markers/color pencils
- Writing utensils
What You Do:
- Read Thanksgiving by Miriam Nerlove to the class.
- Begin the lesson by brainstorming a class list of things the students are thankful for.
- Provide each student with a 9" by 11" felt square.
- Explain to the students to create a quilt square that shows what they are thankful for.
- Students can draw out pictures of things, people or symbols. Encourage students to be as creative and inventive as possible.
- When each student has completed their quilt square, the teacher can use fabric glue or hot glue to adhere it to a large piece of fabric.
- Once quilt is completed, students will go up in front of the class and briefly what their pieces of felt signify.
- Teacher should hold up the quilt while students talk about their square.
The students will write a paragraph using the following prompt: "I am thankful forů"
The students will share their paragraphs will all of their family members by reading it to them on Thanksgiving night.
A boy and his mother bake two pumpkin pies and go to Grandma's house for a traditional Thanksgiving celebration. Includes a brief overview of the first Thanksgiving
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