Share your passion creating
Cardboard wheels because Andrew loves riding bikes...
Characters representing John’s grandmother and brother, who he loves...
What do your students love? What can represent who they are? How can they express that in a way that is fun and engaging to their classmates?
Engage the kids in a hands-on activity in which they will have the opportunity to be heard and know each other by creating signs or other objects to represent themselves and sharing meaningful stories with their classmates.
Do not forget to create yours!
colored paper or cardstock
pieces of cardboard
plastic bottle caps
pieces of fabric
Tools and office supplies
markers, chalk or colored pencils
2 or 3 volt battery
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If I could represent myself or one of my greatest passions, what would I do with these materials?
Welcome students and engage them in this topic by presenting an example. How about showing them a sign you, the educator, created previously? Use this time to also tell a little bit about yourself?
Time to work!
It’s making time! Make the materials available so that everyone is free to use them however they want.
Time to show your plates and tell the stories behind them
After each group has put away the materials that were not used and cleaned the room, ask each student to share what they did, the motive behind it, and what would they do if they were able to continue working or use different materials.
Use the sharing step to facilitate a reflection about the creative process and how it is connected to the content, attitudes, and skills you would like your students to develop.
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