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That's Me

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

  • Grade 2
    Grade 3
    Grade 4
  • Multiple Lesson Periods
  • Directions

    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.


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  • Collaboration.
  • Change.
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