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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Native American Pictograms


This is an old lesson repurposed. I used to do the traditional paper bag and headdress lessons with Kindergarten and 1st grade, but they now do it in their classroom. 

I still have all of these handouts. 

Most came from the Art Teacher's Book of Lists
My learning to read and ELL student's love these. 
I decided we could still use them but on a 
Canoe Sculpture.


 Using the Reading Rainbow streaming video of 
The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush as my lesson introduction
 the student's expressed a story with pictures on their paper canoe.


I pre traced a canoe on a 12 x 18 folded sheet of brown paper. The more faded the better.


to add a little texture and fun we rubbed on color using the texture sheets and peeled construction paper crayons. What fun!



The students then wrote their stories with black crayon and colored them in with the construction paper crayons. I went around gluing the curved ends while they drew. 
I stapled in a little seat made of tagboard when they finished to pop it open like a real canoe. 
They were pretty happy to be taking this home this week! 





Needless to say it was a crazy week...so glad to have one week off!






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