Monday, April 11, 2011

1st Grade Owls

1st grade students recently finished a project based on the book "Owl Moon" by Jane Yolen.  I like to use literature as a step into first and some second grade projects.  I find it is an interesting way to get the kids engaged with a new project.  It is easy to create a project from just about any book.  

For this particular project, after reading the book to my students, each child drew an owl.  They went over their pencil lines with sharpie and then used watercolor to add color.  The owls were cut out and glued on to black construction paper along with a couple of branches and a moon.  It is a simple and very successful project.  My favorite part is seeing how each owl has its own unique personality.

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