Divide a 12 x 18 (30.5 x 46 cm) white Drawing Paper with about 5 or 6 gently curving lines. Outline the main shapes of portrait. Use crayons, oil pastels or markers. (Maggie did this with 6th grade) Abstract Design From Denise Pannell: Second graders create abstract name designs. Into the most central long space between lines. . On the creases, draw straight black lines with black marker so that the rectangles stand out. Name Design using PC paint- Carolyn Roberts For a name design using technology - Try Carolyn Robert's lesson ml (Archive) You can also download the lesson in Word format: c You can do this with low tech too - designing one name - then copying. Then using their name pattern, they choose three pieces of construction paper in different colors.
Tiny writing would be the name over and over again - positive character traits - and the meaning of the name. Names answer key (Teacher access the audio here, by Katherine Bilsborough). Rub the outside of the paper with the back of a spoon, a ruler, or a wooden craft stick.
Will they have an opinion about it? Name designs are a great way to begin the year. Then they took one of the paper's negative or the area around the name and enlarged the area trimming around the shape, taking off about a quarter of an inch. With a string for hanging the boards they were finished! Everybody has a name and everybody knows other people with names.
Look at the shape you created. Barbara says students loved the, chalk and Pastels Lesson Idea, and the kids who love cartooning could practice bubble letters in 3-D.