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Creative Reuse Lesson Plan         Third Grade: Measurement

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

Life Sized Animals

Cost per student: $.10

Materials: Butcher paper, blocks or something to hold the paper down while kids work, color of some sort (we used water color and tempera paints, chalk pastels, and paper scrap collage on various pieces), brushes, cups, palettes etc depending on how you are coloring your art, measuring tapes, books with realistic depictions of animals, an animal encyclopedia (or you can do some web searching for dimensions once kids choose their animal), scissors, markers or pencils, paper for making a sign to go with the finished product.

Students will make a large collaborative art piece –measuring, drawing and coloring a life sized animal.

Elements of art: space, shape, line

Vocabulary: collaborate, life size

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Creative Reuse Lesson Plan         Third Grade: Measurement

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

Shrinky Dinks

Cost per student: $.15 (this includes the cost of permanent markers from SCRAP, but you could use them for many lessons)

Materials: a toaster oven (borrow one!), permanent markers and colored pencils, scissors, hole punch, clean #6 plastic containers from the recycle bin (this ONLY works with plastic marked #6, do not try this with other plastic), sandpaper, hot pad, fork.

Optional: yarn, beads, or safety pins

Students will apply heat to plastic – measuring temperature – to create an original piece of art.

Elements of art: shape, form, line, color

Vocabulary: reuse, degrees, temperature, contract/expand

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Creative Reuse Lesson Plan         Third Grade: Measurement

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

16 one minute drawings

Cost per student: $.01 and up

Materials: Paper, writing utensils, timer, household items

Students will create quick studies, working on quick sketching techniques.

Elements of art: line, shape

Vocabulary: sketch, gesture drawing.

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