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Happy Holidays from
A Class Full of Angels

Subjects

  • Arts & Humanities:
    Visual Arts
  • Educational Technology

Grade

  • PreK
  • K-2
  • 3-5
  • 6-8

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Brief Description

Create a "Happy Holidays from a Class Full of Angels" bulletin board that is sure to bring smiles to the faces of those who see it!

Objectives

Students will

  • pose for a photo and take photos of one another.
  • superimpose the photos on an outline of an angel; angel coloring pages provided.
  • post the class "angels" on a bulletin board headlined "Happy Holidays from a Class Full of Angels."
  • use the angels to create a special greeting card for parents of guardian.
  • use technology including a digital camera and drawing programs (optional).

Keywords

angel, bulletin board, holiday, Christmas

Materials Needed

 

  • camera
  • white construction paper
  • computer access (optional)

 

Lesson Plan

In this activity, students superimpose a photo of themselves on an angel form. Then they will combine those images and some clouds made out of cotton to create a "Happy Holidays from a Class Full of Angels" bulletin board. This bulletin board is sure to get a few smiles from those who see it!

 

If you have access to computers and a digital camera, this activity can make use of those technologies. Students can use a drawing program to create their own simple angel outline, or they can download an angel coloring page from one of the resources listed below. Then the digital image of their face can be downloaded, sized, and superimposed on the angel outline.

If you do not have access to the technology, take a photograph of each child. Children will cut out around their heads in the photos and glue their heads on an angel outline. Note: You will want to plan how far from the child to stand when you take the pictures in order to end up with an image that is not too big or small for the angel outline. If the angel outline shows a whole body, then a photo that includes the student from head to toe should work out pretty well.

 

Angel Outlines
Students can draw their own angel outlines or download one of the following coloring pages:

 

Extension Activities

  • Have students write stories about one school day in a perfect class of "angels."
  • On the day before holiday vacation, take down the bulletin board and give each child his or her angel to create a special "Holiday Greetings from Your Little Angel" card for parents or loved ones.
  • Purchase or collect empty plastic CD holders and insert the angel into the holder. The holder serves as a permanent picture frame, or it can be used as an ornament to be hung from the Christmas tree.

Assessment

Students practice and demonstrate skills in writing, technology use, and other areas as they complete different parts of this activity.

Lesson Plan Source

Education World

Submitted By

Gary Hopkins

National Standards

FINE ARTS: Visual Arts
GRADES K - 4
NA-VA.K-4.1 Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques, and Processes
NA-VA.K-4.6 Making Connections Between Visual Arts and Other Disciplines
GRADES 5 - 8
NA-VA.5-8.1 Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques, and Processes
NA-VA.5-8.6 Making Connections Between Visual Arts and Other Disciplines

GRADES 9 - 12
NA-VA.9-12.1 Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques, and Processes
NA-VA.9-12.6 Making Connections Between Visual Arts and Other Disciplines

LANGUAGE ARTS: English
GRADES K - 12
NL-ENG.K-12.12 Applying Language Skills TECHNOLOGY
GRADES K - 12
NT.K-12.1 Basic Operations and Concepts
NT.K-12.3 Technology Productivity tools
NT.K-12.4 Technology Communications tools

See more lessons and resources from Education World at our December Holidays Around the World Web page.

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