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Danielle Farkas

ART
Grade: 1

Unit: Creation/Crafts

Date: November 24, 16

Activity: Melted Snowman

Duration: 80 minutes

OUTCOMES FROM ALBERTA PROGRAM OF STUDIES


LEVEL ONE
Depiction
COMPONENT 4 MAIN FORMS AND PROPORTIONS: Students will learn the shapes of things as well
as develop decorative styles.
Concepts
C. Shapes can be made using different procedures; e.g., cutting, drawing, tearing, stitching.
OUTCOMES FROM LANGUAGE ARTS ALBERTA PROGRAM OF STUDIES
General Learning Outcome 2: Students will listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to
comprehend and respond personally and critically to oral, print and other media texts.
Specific Learning Outcome 2: Respond to Texts
Experience various texts
participate in shared listening, reading and viewing experiences, using oral, print and other
media texts from a variety of cultural traditions and genres, such as poems, storytelling by
elders, pattern books, audiotapes, stories and cartoons
General Learning Outcome 2: Students will listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to
comprehend and respond personally and critically to oral, print and other media texts.
Specific Learning Outcome 4: Create Original Text
Generate ideas
generate and contribute ideas for individual or group oral, print and other media texts
General Learning Outcome 5: Students will listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to
respect, support and collaborate with others.
Specific Learning Outcome 2: Work within a Group
Cooperate with others
work in partnerships and groups
help others and ask others for help

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Work in groups
ask questions and contribute ideas related to class investigations on topics of interest
take turns sharing ideas and information
Learning Objectives
Students will:
1. Participate in class discussion about what would melt a snowman
2. Write an explanation how their snowman melted
3. Create a craft of a melted snowman

ASSESSMENTS
Observations:

Key Questions:

Students brainstorm ideas about what


would melt a snowman

Students ability to come up with their


own ideas about why their snowman
melted

Students ability to work within a group

What are things that could melt a snowman?

Written/Performance Assessments:
Students will write an explanation of their melted snowman and use materials to create a melted
snowman.
MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT

YouTube reading of book The Sneezy Snowman by Maureen Wright

Template My snowman melted because

Brown construction paper (cut into arms)

Orange construction paper (cut into noses)

Black construction paper (cut into buttons and eyes)

6 Plastic Plates and 6 paint brushes

Shaving Cream

White Glue

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PRE-LEARNING CONSIDERATIONS

Time of day: Seventh and Eighth block, end of day


TEACHER RESOURCES

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_D9xoM4SAqI
PROCEDURE

Introduction
(2 min):

We are going to be reading about the sneezy snowman and then creating our
own snowmen
Teacher explains expected behaviour to students

Teacher/Student
Transition

Teacher turns on reading of The Sneezy Snowman on SMARTboard

(3 min.):
Learning Activity #1

Follow allow with the reading of The Sneezy Snowman on the SMARTboard

(10 min.):

Prompt students throughout book to brainstorm ideas about what could melt a
snowman

Book/Brainstorm
GLO 2/SLO 2

Uses popsicle sticks to choose students to participate in discussion


Assessment: Students come up with ideas about what would melt a snowman
Key Questions: What are things that could melt a snowman?

Teacher/Student
Transition
(5 min.):

Show the handout with the question My snowman melted because and let
the students know that when they receive their sheet to write their name on
the top right hand corner and an explanation as to why their snowman melted
Ask students to get out pencil only

Learning Activity #2
(15 min.):
Melted Snowman
Activity Part 1
GLO 2/SLO 4

Students write their explanation and have a teacher check their spelling, etc.
before we move on
Assessment: Students ability to come up with their own ideas about why their
snowman melted
Accommodations: Teacher walks around to assist students with writing their
explanation
Expectations for Learning and Behaviour: Students are expected to follow
along instructions and participate as a class and work cooperatively with their
neighbours.
Key Question: Why did your snowman melt?

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Teacher/Student
Transition
(5 min.):
Learning Activity #3
(30 min.):
Melted Snowman
Activity Part 2
LEVEL ONE
GLO 5/SLO 2

Once students have their explanation, teacher passes out materials. Once
plastic plates are handed out and all parts of the snowman, teacher explains
how we are going to use the materials before giving each group shaving
cream and glue
Students work together to share the paint brush and shaving cream/glue to
smear on their page and scatter the pieces of their snowman
Let dry
Accommodations: Teacher walks around to assist students with creation of
snowman and using materials appropriately
Assessment: Students ability to work within a group

Closure

Clean up, put craft away in mailbox to go home

(10 min.):

Consolidation/Assessment of Learning: Students work individually to explain


their melted snowman and cooperatively with group to share materials to
create a craft

Extra Time Activity: Students can read a book or work on their activity books