Animals and Habitats

These are so stinkin’ cute I can’t even deal.  I think this is my favorite art project of all time!  To get ready for this project, my students read some awesome books by Eric Carle, who illustrates them using a great painted-paper collage technique to create textures. (If you aren’t familiar with his books, you […]

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5th graders just finished studying plants, so we took that lesson a step further by studying the capillary action that makes paper (made from plant materials) absorbent. Students experimented with watercolors, various amounts of water, resists (tape and crayon) and salt. We talked about the structures of the plants, the creation of paper, and we […]

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