I've been sick for a stretch, so it's good to be back pushing these buttons:)
The 3rd graders just finished putting together some interesting collages that were loosely inspired by the abstract wallpaper designs of Colette Clark, who runs Timothy Sue designs up in the bay area.
The project was pretty straightforward. Students collected areas of color for the background and then glued them in place. They then added shapes made out of text pages to contrast against their brightly colored backgrounds. This was a project I thought would be done in one working period. However, I did not account for the students being fascinated by so many of the photos as they were collecting colors:) So be it. It turned into a lesson that everybody finished in 2 periods. It was interesting to see how engaged they were with the material as they gathered pieces for the project.
Of course, there were a couple students who went off and did their own thing:)