These were made by k, 1, 2 & 3 students in our school who are reading buddies. The older students helped their little buddies if they were experiencing difficulty. This project was inspired by the Leo Lionni book "An Extraordinary Egg". It is a collage piece. The first step was painting a piece of paper in the desired shades of green or grey. Students made 2 shade of the colour (one for the body and one for the arms and legs). Once the paint was dry, students used a cardboard cutout, which I made, to trace the outline of the animal onto their painted pieces of paper. Next, they cut out the shapes and glued them onto a new page to form their alligator or frog. A white circle was added for the eye and a sharpie was used to draw in the eyeball and the mounth. For the rocks, students put all of their scraps together and formed jagged shapes. They glued them to the bottom of the page to look like rocks. The final step was adding a bit of blue paint around the image to make the sky.
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Renee Landry is an Elementary School Teacher in Rothesay, NB.
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