EOCCC Conference Outline

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Read the story "The Dot" (story bit- smarties)

Colour Mixing Techniques:

Use red, yellow and blue food colouring, water and clear plastic cups to show colour mixing. Predict before adding colours. Children see colours change as you pour each colour into one another. This activity appeals to visual learners.

Use red, yellow and blue tempera paint and drip each colour onto a folded piece of white cartridge paper or manila paper. Fold in half and let dry. Then you can cut out a butterfly from design. This activity links to any story on butterflies.

Use crayons and leaves to create a leaf collage. You can see the colours mix as you overlap leaf rubbings. This activity links to Alfie's Long Winter. You can also write about Alfie's character.

Use red, yellow and blue food colouring, paper plates and white coffee filters for this activity. Place a coffee filter on a paper plate. Drip each colour onto the filter and see the colours mix. Let the filter dry. You can create a butterfly (The Very Hungry Caterpillar), flower or a turkey (Thanksgiving Stories) with the coloured filter.

**See student samples.

**Use coffee filter and make an example**

One-Point Perspective (Gr.5/6 Activity):

**See handout for directions.
**See student samples.

Plasticene Art (colour, line, texture)

**Write the text for a picture book based on an Eric Carle story. Then create the illustrations using plasticene pictures. Use Barbara Reid and Eugenie Fernandes picture books as examples.

**See student samples.

** Make a sample leaf**
** Make a sample illustration**

Starry Night/Halloween Story (line, texture)
Wax Resist Technique

**See handout for directions and discussion sheet.
**See student samples.

3-D Trees (line, texture)

Use newspaper, brown tissue/crepe paper or brown paper roll and create a 3-D tree on a bulletin board or on construction paper.

**See samples.


The Salamander Room (Gr. 2 Nelson) – Take a thick paper plate or paper bag (filled) and paint it to resemble a rock. Then add a large green paper leaf to the top of the rock. Take some Spanish moss and glue it on the top of the rock. Finally, make a salamander using plasticene and put it on the Spanish moss.
Writing Activity: Students can write a connection (Text To Text, Text to Self, Text to World), schema or their favourite part on the leaf.

**See student sample.

The Goose That Almost Got Cooked (Picture Book) – Take a paper bag and fill it with newspaper. Create a goose by adding a head, wings, feet and feathers.
Writing Activity: Students can write a connection (Text To Text, Text to Self, Text to World), retell the story or write their favourite part. They could also write about migration.

**See student sample.

Inukshuks (Gr. 1 Nelson) – Take paper tubes, smooth rocks or paper lunch bags and create an Inukshuk sculpture.
Writing Activity: Students can write the steps on how to build an Inukshuk or list what they learned about Inukshuks.

**See student sample.

Bugs (Dragonfly Science Project) – Read any story on bugs (fiction or non-fiction) and you can use paper mache or white glue and water to build a 3-D insect. This can be linked to a Science unit.

**See student sample.

Legends/Fables/Fairy Tales – One Example – Gr.4: Read the story of The Sword in the Stone and make an anvil and sword using paper mache. Take KFC buckets, cover them with aluminum foil and cut a slit for the eyes and mouth to make medieval helmets. Use plastic table cloths or fabric to make capes. You can then dramatize the story.

Some examples of stories to make props and dramatize

Examples of Sound in Dramatizations

A Few Prop Ideas

Scratch Board Technique

Colour a piece of paper completely with thick crayon or oil pastel. Then take a black crayon or pastel (works best) and colour over your design completely. Your paper should be all black. Take a pencil and scratch out a design.

**See handout for directions.
**Sample scratch board provided.

**Scratch a flower, sun and butterfly**

Pointillism Technique

Use fine tip or conical markers to create a design with dots. The dots are to be close together but not touching.

**See student samples.

Collage Technique

Create a collage using a variety of materials (photos, magazine pictures, coloured paper, pasta, seeds, foam pieces, etc.)


Extend a habitat using a magazine picture.

**See student samples.

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