this art lesson was taught by my co-teacher this semester.
we were discussing earth day with the students.
my co-teacher read them a book about trees and recycling paper to help save trees.
then she handed each of the students a sheet of recycled newspaper.
she requested only that the students make a tree (because we talked about them), after that she said they could use their imaginations.
once they had their pictures cut out and glued to the paper, they colored them with markers.
the cool thing was you could still see the print from the paper through the marker.
each student again showed how creative they were. they all made trees and then several of them cut out other things, like cars (from the advertisements), a picnic table, etc.
the finished craft was awesome
and perfect for earth day.