I did this project with a group of grade 5 students several years ago. students drew the outline of the animal by following my example - step by step. They decorated the inside with a variety of shapes. Students used warm colours in a variety of tones to colour the picture. Outlining the image with black sharpie marker really helps to make the image pop. For my younger students, I will give them a photocopy of the outlined animal. This year is the year of the horse...how exciting!
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Renee Landry is an Elementary School Teacher in Rothesay, NB.
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