1.18.2011

2nd Grade - Printmaking Bugs

In collaboration with a 2nd grade science unit the students shared and practiced their knowledge about bugs while they learned how to do printmaking.

Students learned/practiced:
- Parts of an insect body:  head, thorax, abdomen
- brainstorming
- how to transfer a picture using normal pencils
- how to cut a printmaking block safely
- what a brayer is used for
- what printmaking is
- how to label a series of prints

The students did a great job!  I was a little nervous about having 2nd graders using cut tools - but they heeded my warning about them being sharp and kept their fingers out of the way!






The students enjoyed cutting their blocks and printing them!

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