Students celebrate their individuality and build self-awareness by creating personalized placemats. They share three to five special qualities about themselves and incorporate these into their artwork.
First days of school, back to school, icebreaker, get to know you, all about me, identity, individuality, self-awareness
Adhesive numbers, cardstock, construction paper, crayons, glue, pen, photo, poster board, scissors, tape, double-sided tape
Students can customize these art projects with die-cuts, photographs and illustrations. Laminate the projects for practical use and consider displaying them for back-to-school time or Open House. These placemats are great icebreakers for the beginning of the year, as students and teachers learn about each other and the special talents of individuals in the classroom community. The projects can also be created as special gifts year-round. As part of an end-of-the-year celebration, consider using the mats to highlight favorite things students have learned in class.
Students can present their placemats to the class. Through this process, they practice speaking and listening skills while learning about their peers.
Lesson Plan Source
Cre8time, through partnership with EducationWorld
GRADES K - 4
NA-VA.K-4.1 Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques, and Processes
NA-VA.K-4.5 Reflecting Upon and Assessing the Characteristics and Merits of Their Work and the Work of Others
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.5-8.5 Reflecting Upon and Assessing the Characteristics and Merits of Their Work and the Work of Others
NA-VA.5-8.6 Making Connections Between Visual Arts and Other Disciplines
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