The first grade has been talking about texture. Each year we make cheeseburgers (or in some cases, veggie burgers) with french fried potatoes. We discuss the shape of our hamburger buns, hamburger meat, cheese and toppings. They have to make sure they understand the difference between a geometric and organic shape. Then we move onto texture and how we can make it out of construction paper. We keep the paper smooth for the cheese, tomato and onion, rip and crumble up the paper for the lettuce and hamburger meat, cut a spiral line for the onion and fold the paper like a zig zag line to make crinkled french fried potatoes. I save the mustard and ketchup for last. We mix yellow and red paint to make orange. This project always makes us hungry!
Always love this project. It’s fun to put together and teaches lots of techniques and vocab!
Love the art, Em! You’ve got some very cute tag lines, too, but I really enjoyed seeing the students’ work and reading your blog. I wish I was in art class…
Keep up the good work, and be sure to share your blog with parents, teachers, and board members. Everyone needs to understand how important your job is!
I am going to keep the witty tag lines coming if it will bring more people to view their child’s artwork 🙂