Tuesday, March 8, 2011

We all live in a yellow submarine .. or a blue or pink!


As we continue our unit on "Under the Sea with Picasso and Me" 3rd grade students created these fantastic submarines.
First, students looked at shapes that form a sub. Oval and Semi-circle.

We used small paper plates to create the curved edge of the oval. Cut out then added a semi circle top. Just add a small line of glue to hold the top in place.

Next, students added the decorations on their colorful subs. Students could choose from painted paper strips or colorful strips to add to the oval sub. They really got into this step. I suggested cutting the strips and making patterns out of them. My students had a different approach. One student went over to the oil pastels picked what he needed then went to town on his sub. I never mentioned the oil pastels but I think it was a fantastic idea. My students have the freedom to use from various supplies but this group really helped themselves to all the supplies! Don't you just love when students surprise you with their creativity!

Lastly, we added our portholes-some cardboard strips with holes I found at a recycling center- and the periscope.

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