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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         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         First Grade: Families

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

Watercolor Family Portrait

Cost per student: $.05

Materials: Newsprint or other 12”x18” paper, crayons, water colors, newspaper, brushes, pencils, various skin tone crayons/markers/colored pencils

Students will create a mixed media family portrait

Elements of art: line, shape, color, space

Vocabulary: mixed media, skin tone

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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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No pictures are currently available due to camera theft.

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         4/5 Grade: Colonial America

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

Silhouettes

Cost per student: $.03

Materials: Large paper in 2 contrasting colors (12”x18”), scissors, glue sticks, light source (I commandeered old overhead projectors from the storage closet), pencils, push pins or tape.

Optional: paper strips, colored writing utensils

Students will trace and cut silhouettes of themselves and classmates, preserving their image in a simple and timeless way.

Elements of art: shape, line, space

Vocabulary: silhouette, profile

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