Next, we cut a large and small palm tree from a black sheet after discussing what type of environment dinosaurs liked. We also cut a large and small dinosaur and placed them on the page to show depth of space. Students drew their own dinos, and cutting them was quite a challenge, but I really like the personality they have when free drawn. I am not against the use of templates (a real hot button issue in certain circles : ) ), and I know the cutting would have been much easier if we had used them, but I just thought we'd give it a shot and I think they turned out really fun and cute. My kindergarteners are pretty advanced this year, I must say. We did look at a few step-by-step "how to draw" sheets to help us choose which shapes to combine to make the dinosaurs we liked best. I think this lesson is a keeper!
|a poster I salvaged from a giveaway pile, eons ago : )|