That's Me

That's Me lesson plan

Create a mini Model Magic® YOU! Students think about body postures as they make a sculpture of themselves doing some of their favorite things.

  • 1.

    Invite each student to look at himself in a full-length mirror. Encourage students to take on various poses of themselves as they think they look doing favorite activities such as dancing, kicking a goal, and playing an instrument.

  • 2.

    Students cover their work areas with recycled newspaper. Use Crayola® Model Magic to sculpt personal figures engaged in their favorite activities.

  • 3.

    Dry Sculpture overnight.

  • 4.

    With work area covered in recycled newspaper, students use Crayola Washable Watercolors, Paint Brushes, Washable Markers, and/or Washable Multicultural Markers to embellish their sculptures. If desired, thread a ribbon through the hole to make a necklace. Attach ends of ribbon with clear adhesive tape.

  • 5.

    Provide time in the school day for students to present their scupltures to classmates and identify favorite activities.

Standards

  • LA: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher led) with diverse partners on grade level topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
  • LA: Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
  • MATH: Solve problems involving measurement and conversion of measurements from a larger unit to a smaller unit.
  • VA: Use different media, techniques, and processes to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories.
  • VA: Use visual structures of art to communicate ideas.
  • VA: Select and use subject matter, symbols, and ideas to communicate meaning.

Adaptations

  • Students create a pedestal base for their "That's Me" models. This can be accomplished by using a recycled box. Students select a color and paint the box. On the box, students write the sculpture title, the artist's name, and date the project is completed. Display students sculptures in the classroom.
  • Students investigate well-known figures that they admire. Students create a "That's Me" model of their self-selected personalities. In addition to creating the model, students create a pedestal using recycled boxes. On the painted, pedestal boxes, students include significant information about their selections and a statement about why they admire those people. Display sculptures in a public place for viewing.