2nd Grade: Where the Wild Things Are

Students created their own Wild Things and then used chalk pastel to add color.

Students Learn/Practiced
- Observing artist illustrations
- Visual texture
- using chalk
- Imagination
- Composition

We first read the book, "Where the Wild Things Are".  Their job while listening was to observe the 'wild things'.  After the book we discussed what they noticed.  The students help me create a 'wild thing' on the board - 5 or more animals, each animal part needed to be given a visual texture.  After an exciting and silly animal creation I turned them loose to make their own.

The next class we used chalk pastel or colored pencils in a variety of colors to finish their wild things.

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