Anyway, I like to always have what I call "inspiration sheets". It is a starting point for students who otherwise would sit there and not know what to do. They are NOT required to use them.
here at Painted Paper by blogger Laura Lohmann.
The first week was for cutting out the shapes and decorating them with colored pencils. All of my students have a 3 pronged pocket folder to hold their towers and turrets in for the following week. Otherwise give envelopes out to children to store their work in.
The second week was for finishing up the details on the towers and turrets and gluing them down to construction paper. They could choose the color.
These are on a board I'm preparing to take to the County Fair for the Art Exhibit.
Students enjoyed doing this and I think they did a super job!
And on another note-I had a class come into the art room and one of the girls had this flyer/brochure from the latest and most popular toy: Shopkins. I am happy to say I now know the names of the Shopkins that I got from students........ Where a classroom teacher might tell the student to put that away - in the art room this was a teachable moment while I explained to students how those and many other toys exist because of artists. And I briefly listed several different career paths! Oh yeah!!!
Anyway as I think about this Towers and Turrets project, I realized the first time I taught this, most, if not all of my students had not even been born yet!
What are some of the lessons you have that are older than your students?
Thanks for reading!!