|Zhi Yi Lu, K-B07|
After finishing their exploration collages, I read the book "Fish Eyes" (by Lois Elhert) to students.
At the end of the book, the question is posed "If you could truly have a wish, would you wish to be a fish?". Students then considered what they might look like if they were to turn into fishies! Students began collages of their fish by cutting/ripping big parts (head, body, tail, fins) out of colored paper, then arranging the pieces together. The following week, students considered small parts (eyes, mouth, stripes on the body, etc.) their fish might have, then cut/tore and glued these onto the collages from the previous week. The next week, students looked at collages by Eric Carle and created their own hand-painted paper that they used the following week when they created their fish's habitat (under the sea, in a fishbowl, under some seaweed, etc.) on cool colored (blue, green, purple, etc.) paper. The final week, students cut out their fish collages and added them to the habitats they had created.
|Whitney in K-B03 creating the habitat for her fish|
|Elijah from K-B03 cutting out his fish|
Enjoy "swimming" through our fish collages!