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Friday, March 7, 2014

Pinch Pot Characters

Clay Characters!

For my fifth grade clay project, I taught a similar lesson to my pinch pot monsters with my fourth graders (lesson details found here), but I left it more open ended to their creativity.  I still reminded them of how to make a pinch pot and how to use "scratch and attach" when they were adding details to their character, but I let them choose what they wanted to make and how they wanted to create it...as long as it stemmed from a pinch pot.  They turned out AMAZING!  Unfortunately, I forgot to take photos (except a  few of them all waiting to be taken home by their owners on a metal cart) so I can't brag as much as I'd like.  But they did a great job, and I think the kiddos really appreciated that they could create their own thing and it didn't have to be one object/animal or another.    Sorry there aren't more photos and that these ones are a little on the blurry side...I still think it gives a good idea of the variety I had in my room.  And they still make me smile!

5th Grade Clay Pinch Pot Characters

5th Grade Clay Pinch Pot Characters

5th Grade Clay Pinch Pot Characters