Monday, June 18, 2012

Signs of Summer Grade 3

After creating the beach ball mural with the second graders I was feeling the summer spirit, therefore for the last lesson of the year for grade three I decided to have them make "Signs of Summer." It is really a play on words because they are making a sign and using imagery that they consider to be signs of summer, such as surf boards, ice cream, etc.

The materials are simple as are the instructions. It is the end of the year and many of the students are already on a mental summer vacation so why make things too complicated. First cut paper into 6 x 18" strips. Then fold those into 6 sections -- one for each letter of the word S-U-M-M-E-R. Have students write the letters using a block or bubble style. There should also be at least 6 images that accompany the word, preferably spread out across the sign. They can overlap the letters or go behind them, etc. I used the standard markers/colored pencils/crayons that are available to the students at all times and did not limit which was used or what was combined.

Here is an unfinished student example. He was very thoughtful in creating his imagery, being careful to be original and not copy the example that I had made...

1 comment:

  1. I am so glad that you enjoyed the series I did last month. I know that there are many struggles that come along with doing what you feel called to do. But don't ever give up what you feel called to be or do. Keep pushing through!