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The finished product... can you see the flower shaped prints? Those were even more popular than the leaves.

Kindergarteners pressed the faux leaves into the paint on the trays, then transferred the leaves to their papers to leave prints.

Creative Reuse Lesson Plan         Kindergarten: Plants

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

Tempera Leaf Prints

Cost per student: $.10 (this includes items that will last many lessons)

Materials: Leaves, either real or fake, colored tempera (I am using primary colors and black and white to reinforce color theory), trays, brayers or wide brushes to spread the paint, large sheets of paper (I’m using 12”x18” newsprint), old plastic tablecloths or something to protect tables, clean wet rags for hands.

Students will use plants to create prints highlighting the shape and symmetry of leaves.

Elements of art: color, texture, value (if you use black/white paint in addition to color)

Vocabulary: print, symmetry

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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

Custom Letterhead

Cost per student: $.05, assuming you have access to free copies at your workplace.

Materials: 1 sheet of clean white copy paper for each student, black writing utensils, copies of different font alphabets, 5 sheets of one-side-used copy paper for each student.

Optional: alphabet rubber stamps and black ink pads

Students will design their own letterhead master, incorporating their name and using basic principles of design.

Elements of art: line, shape, space, value

Vocabulary: design, letterhead, master, copy

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Creative Reuse Lesson Plan         First Grade: Families

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

Two of us: A dual portrait

Cost per student: $.07

Materials: Newspaper, black and white tempera, palettes, paintbrushes, water and containers, patterned paper (for interest – you could use plain, or paper you spattered or hand patterned in an earlier lesson. I have “marbled” construction paper from Scrap), pencils, wet rags for clean up.

Students will create a portrait of themselves alongside another family member/relative to highlight a valued relationship.

Elements of art: value, shape, line

Vocabulary: portrait, relative

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A finshed universe, complete with several planets tinted and shaded on top of the original hue of the paper.

A finshed universe, complete with several planets tinted and shaded on top of the original hue of the paper.

A fourth grader adds detail to her tinted and shaded planet galaxy.

A fourth grader adds detail to her tinted and shaded planet galaxy.

Creative Reuse Lesson Plan   Week 6    Grade 4/5

1st Trimester Whitman ES 2009-2010  written by Keri Piehl for SCRAP

Elements of Art: Value

Cost per student: $.05

Materials: white and black chalk pastels, lots colored paper scraps as big as your paper circles, circular things to trace (I have a collection of plastic and metal jar lids from recycling bins and SCRAP), scissors, glue sticks, gel pens, gold & silver crayons, black paper, pencils

Students will be able to identify the use of value in artworks and use value in their own composition.

Vocabulary: value, hue, tint, shade

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