I have just completed the first two week session of summer school- my first time teaching it. Overall there was little guidance or curriculum for my class so initially I wasn't sure what direction I wanted to go. I ended up laying my class out like this.
For the first week I taught the three main handbuilding methods- one project at a time. The first lesson was a pinch pot project with an animal theme. I started with this first knowing that the clay would be the thickest and take the longest to air dry. These projects took 1-2 class periods.
I taught 24 students per section for three sections 2nd grade through 5th grade- so the results were all very diverse. I really think we had some excellent results!
A cute penguin complete with hat
A crab with a fish... he lost an eye in the process :(
Really cute cow (it is Wisconsin of course!)
Cute elephant- there were three really nice ones!
Chicken, how cute! And a polymer bear posing.
A jellyfish- one of a kind!