I changed things up today and I read the story Where the Wild Things are by Maurice Sendak. It was after lunch so I think the students enjoyed taking a break for a few minutes and listening to a story. Then we reread the book through the eyes of an illustrator and noted all the rich textures. I had my student’s fill out a worksheet with some of the various textures they saw.
Then we created our own monsters. Today the kids created their first monster with no texture. Tomorrow they will be reproducing their monsters 4 times and applying a different texture to each one. I will be out tomorrow for a professional deveopment so I’m leaving a video of the next steps for them to follow with the Guest Teacher.
The above examples were made by my 12 week exploratory class.