Wednesday, December 11, 2013

DRAW! STARS...

What with the holidays and clear winter skies, now is the perfect time to learn to draw a star... so as my gift to you here are three star lessons for your beginners, available as a free epacket at TPT



 These are wishing stars made by students, cut out of painted paper and secretly glittered by their teachers over winter vacation. The paper ribbons express their most wonderful wish. When the children arrive back from vacation each one gets to have a brain storming session with the whole class in which we discuss how to make this wish come true. For example "I wish to be an astronaut" well, in conversation we figure out that this beginner has to got to college, even graduate school for starters..." 
It is very evocative and every wish can come true eventually. 
Logic, planning and hard work are powerful magic when seen in the light of these stars!

Great fun for all... and you get to model problem solving for them.


Some ways to use stars...


Star dot to dot... always a big surprise. Don't tell them...

 Star practice train small or big hands to draw a five pointed star.
 Practice with a different color crayon each go round.
Use crayons for this activity, for the best results. No erasing just better next time...


 Good to use pencil for this in case erasing is necessary.


MERRY DRAWING!
Please send the results... I'd love to see your stars.

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