I see my kiddos 1 hour every three days. That is an amazing amount of time- I am really blessed. My deal with the kids is that we get the "have to" work done first- everything that MNPS says I'm supposed to cover in the 9 weeks. If we have leftover time (and we usually do) we can do the craftier, more seasonal projects that the kids don't get a chance to do in their classroom anymore. And, if I can review a few skills along the way, the kids don't need to know about that. I came across this on Pinterest, and had just happened to be working on facial proportion with the 3rd graders. It was a good fit, as we were able to discuss why artists like Picasso might alter the proportion of the face. After a quick run down of Cubism basics, we got out the construction paper, and created these cubist Frankensteins. I told the kids that they were like the mad scientist. This was a one day project with 3rd grade- and my goal was to get them thinking about their cutting and gluing. They had a blast, and these are going to be a lot of fun in the hallway in October. (Side note- I don't know about you, but I have to be very careful in how I present seasonal projects. I did not present this as a Halloween project, rather as a Monster. The kids brought up the idea of Halloween, but it was not something that I pushed.