Friday, May 20, 2011

3rd Grade Ceramic Animals and Habitat

Wow.  It has been a while since I have updated the blog.  As many of you who have your art shows in the spring know, it is a busy time of the year.  I'm going to post a massive barrage of projects that have been neglected in the past month.  

The 3rd graders worked on creating clay animals.  They learn about animal adaptations in their classroom curriculum, so it is a great starting point for a project.  We study many kinds of adaptations in animals and look more specifically at camouflage.  Each student studies one animal and creates that animal out of clay.  While the clay is drying and being fired, we spend two classes making habitats for the clay animals.  This is a great time to use up some construction paper scraps and cardboard boxes.  

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