Monday, November 29, 2010

Scrap Paper + Blender = ART!

Paper Making
November 29, 2010

Fourth grade students integrated art with other major subject areas including science, language arts and social studies through this paper making unit.  By placing paper scraps into old blenders with water, we were able to turn the paper back into its previous state of pulp.  Through this we discussed the different physical forms of matter, and also the significance of recycling to our planet.

Next, we incorporated the Native American culture by discussing how they were forced to make many things that they needed rather then purchase them at a store.  Lastly, these handmade papers with their design concepts included will serve as front and back covers to language arts journals that they will be using in Mrs. Walker's class.

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