Lesson Plan : Scenery Box

Teacher Name:
 Monica Simmons
Grade:
 Grade 4
Subject:
 Arts and Crafts

Topic:
 Scenery Box
Content:
 1. Measuring of objects to make sure they fit. 2. Relating the making of the scenery box to the building of a set for a play or the building of a house or school etc.
Goals:
 Students will create a scenery box.
Objectives:
 1. Students will create a three-dimensional scene by making a scenery box. 2. Students will create at least two three-dimensional objects in their scenery box. 3. Students will demonstrate their knowledge of designs, patterns and shapes by including the following in their scenery box: Two objects with different designs and/or patterns on them (geometrical designs, different shapes repeated etc.) At least one object with a shape that the student created him/herself (not a circle, square of rectangle etc.-although they may be included in the box.) Two geometrical shapes 4. Students will demonstrate measuring because they may need to measure in order for all of their objects to fit properly into the box.
Materials:
 Required Optional Scissors Material Shoe Box Tin Foil ConstructionPaper Small Boxes Glue Markers/Pencils/Crayons/Paint Thread Tissue Paper Black Marker Paper Scotch Tape
Introduction:
 1. Ask the students one week in advance to bring a shoe box. 2. A few days in advance, ask the students to think of a scene they would like to create in the shoe box. Tell them they may bring in their own objects to include in the scene.
Practice:
 1. The students should make the background and the bottom of their scene first. Construction paper, paint or other may be used for a background. 2. Students need to decide what they will put in the box and what materials they will make their items out of (maybe a box for a bed in a bedroom or a kitchen cabinet). 3. While the items are being constructed, the teacher will walk around the room with the thread and give each student the needed amount (The thread will be used to hang objects in the box. Ex. Fish in the ocean, birds in the sky etc.) 4. Remember, all objects need to be glued in the box, so they will not fall out! When the items and the background are complete, the students should create some sort of texture or pattern on the required number of objects. Also, remind the students that they need to create a non-geometrical object. 5. Children may choose to hang some of the items or all of them. If the items are not hung in the box, the students may use paper folded back and forth to make the objects pop out. Items may also be glued anywhere in the box. Remember to enforce creativity.
Closure:
  The students may explain their scene to the class.
Evaluation:
 Did the student use his/her imagination and creativity? -Did the box have a background. -Is a good amount of effort shown? -Did the student work cooperatively in the classroom (kindness toward others etc.) -Did the student meet the standards required in the objectives?

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