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Creative Reuse Lesson Plan    Second grade: Letter Writing

Written by Keri Piehl for SCRAP /Whitman ES 2009-10

Printed note cards

Cost per student: $.20 (brayers can be used forever, though)

Materials: Brayers, foam trays, ballpoint pens, pencils, scratch paper, paper or cardstock to print onto, plastic lids or trays, acrylic paint or printing ink (like Speedball), newspapers, clean wet cloths.

Students will design an image and make multiple prints using traditional block printing techniques.

Elements of art: Line, texture, value

Vocabulary: printing, brayer

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Creative Reuse Lesson Plan         Second grade: Letter Writing

Written by Keri Piehl for SCRAP /Whitman ES 2009-10

Giant Postcards

Cost per student: $.15, slightly more if you factor in the laminating

Materials: water color paints, 1 inch masking tape, white or light cardstock or heavy paper, water dishes, water, paint brushes, newspaper, clean wet rags, chalk pastels, backer paper to look like non-picture side of postcard, lots of postcards for examples, laminating machine or spray fix

Students will use a variety of techniques to create a landscape reminiscent of a postcard.

Elements of art: space, value, color

Vocabulary: Postcard, landscape, wash, blend

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Creative Reuse Lesson Plan         Second grade: Letter Writing

Written by Keri Piehl for SCRAP /Whitman ES 2009-10

Wacky Mailbox Collage

Cost per student: $.04

Materials: Glue sticks, scissors, cardstock (or something to mount the collage papers to), lots of scrap papers, photos of unusual mailboxes (I have the book Mailbox, U.S.A. : stories of mailbox owners and makers : a celebration of mailbox art in America by Rachel Epstein.)

Students will create a 2-D version of a mailbox that expresses themselves.

Elements of art: shape, color, space

Vocabulary: mailbox, folk art, collage

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Note: Photos will not accompany this lesson plan, due to the fact that some jerk stole my camera as I was working on a display in the public library today.  Sorry.

Creative Reuse Lesson Plan         Second grade: Letter Writing

Written by Keri Piehl for SCRAP /Whitman ES 2009-10

Valentine Cards

Cost per student: $.07

Materials: Scissors, glue sticks, white glue, hole punches. Everything is red, white, pink, and purple or a variation thereof: paper, paper scraps, cut paper hearts, ribbon, lace and yarn scraps, glitter, glitter glue, foam pieces, markers, tracing templates, fabric, colored pencils, pens, stickers, etc.

Students will create Valentine cards in the tradition of the mid 19th century Valentine celebration – personalized, handmade and detailed.

Elements of art: shape, color, texture, value

Vocabulary: Valentine, card

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Finished folded envelopes!

Creative Reuse Lesson Plan     Second Grade: Letter Writing

Written by Keri Piehl for SCRAP /Whitman ES 2009-10

Custom Chalk Envelopes

Cost per student: $.03

Materials: Chalk pastels, clean 8.5”x11” paper, used copy paper, paper towels (1/2 sheet per kid), envelope template, glue sticks or glue dots, scissors.

Optional: I am using an envelope die-cut template for an Accucut die-cut machine, so that will take the place of the scissors and template. It is on loan from SCRAP.

Students will create their own fancy envelopes using chalk pastels.

Elements of art: color, shape, form

Vocabulary: envelope, perforations, blending, abstract

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Creative Reuse Lesson Plan         Second Grade: Letter Writing

Written by Keri Piehl for SCRAP /Whitman ES 2009-10

Art through the Mail!

Cost per student: depends on final postage, but I am guessing $.03 per kid.

Materials: white paper (when the office lady cleaned supply shelves she found a stack of 4”x8.5” strips, which will work nicely), things to draw with (colored pencils, crayons, gel pens, markers, twist up crayons, etc.), a mailing envelope, postage, a world map or globe

Students will create art to be sent through the mail!

Elements of art: various

Vocabulary: pen pals, postage,  postal regulations

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