Friday, November 19, 2010

Texture Turkeys

I wanted a new twist on an old lesson. In talking about texture with my Kindergarten students, I teach them to make rubbings from texture plates. This year, instead of sending them home with pages of rubbing attempts, we spent part of the class making rubbings from a variety of plates, with fall colors. (Thanks Mr E for the suggestion about the gallon bags. It does make hand out and trading easier). After all students had a reasonable amount, I taught them how to draw shapes on top of their colors of rubbings (circles on the brown, triangle on the yellow, etc) We assembled the pieces to make texture turkeys. Sometimes I think when a kindergarten student has a concrete goal in mind, they work a little harder.

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