This is a super cute lesson I taught in collaboration with the Grade 3 teacher at my school.
It's based on the book "What if You Had Animal Teeth" by Sandra Markle.
The students read the book with their classroom teacher and then researched different types of animal teeth. Then drew a final sketch of the teeth they would use in their art project.
For the lesson, I referred to the lesson posted HERE on the blog "First Grade Wow". Nancy includes a Google doc link to some handy templates which worked great for this particular project.
I started off by having the kids pick a matching skin tone sheet of construction paper. I order this 'multicultural' construction paper from PACON- it's great.
Then students cut out the template for the head and traced it onto the construction paper.
Then they do the same thing for the open mouth and the tongue.
Glue everything together with a glue stick.
They cut strips of paper for their hair; this was probably the trickiest step for everyone.
Then they drew on a face (eyes and nose essentially) and traced over it in black marker.
On white paper, they drew their chosen teeth and then cut them out and
glued them onto the open mouth.
In their Grade 3 class, they had to do a little write-up about their teeth- some facts and whatnot.
I mounted these onto construction paper and glued them to their self-portrait.
I think they came out so fun and have such personalities!!
Great white shark teeth were, by far, the most popular!
|Great white shark|
|Narwal- their horn is actually a tooth!|