Plant Life Cycle Books

|| Subject: Science || Core Standards: Grade 2: Students will understand that plants have life cycles and plant growth is affected by many different variables. LIFE SCIENCE CONTENT Life Cycles of Plants Students will collect, sort, and classify a variety of seeds and explore various seed dispersal adaptations Students will identify and explain the major parts of…

Murals

|| Subject: Any || Description: Murals can take many forms. This is a big project that involves 90 minutes to 2 hours of class time. Murals are often the focus of Artist in Residence programs, but can also be a classroom project. Examples: Rainforest Mural: This mural, done in a 2nd grade classroom, focused on…

Found Object Faces

|| Subject: History and Humanities || Description: Students create a face out of a collection of found objects (provided by the program). Faces usually are not meant to resemble a real person. This is an excellent Art Day project. This project helps kids to think about the elements of a face – what makes a…

Work Book Covers

|| Subject: All || Description: Students create an individualized folder that will serve as a work book or a binder for collecting their work and will stay in their classroom for the year. || Materials: Collage pieces (paper & tracers, images from magazines, etc) The title text on printed, cut up paper. (“Words”, “Math”, etc.)…

Severe Weather Collages

|| Subject: Science || Core Standards: Grade 3: Students will observe and discuss the cause/effect relationship between the natural forces (weathering, erosion, heat, & pressure) and rocks || Description: Students create collages with paper and other materials such as cotton balls and pipe cleaners to represent a particular type of severe weather, such as a…

Event Maps

|| Subject: History and Humanities || Core Standards:  SS:GE:2:1.1: Identify the characteristics and purposes of globes and maps. (Themes: C: People, Places and Environment, F: Global Transformation) SS:GE:2:1.2: Introduce spatial information on maps and other geographic representations, e.g., map key, compass rose. (Themes: C: People, Places and Environment) || Description: Students create a map of…

Animal Collages

|| Subject: Science || Core Standards: Grade 1: LIFE SCIENCE CONTENT Life Cycles of Insects Students will draw and label, or build models and label the basic anatomy of an insect || Description: Animal collages can be related to any animal that your classroom is studying, including insects, spiders, owls, etc. Students assemble insects out…