|Roasted Potato Platter|
|Brownies and Ice Cream|
I have just started working with my students on a clay project based on the Amaco Food for Thought lesson plan. (You can find it on the Amaco website, Amaco Lesson Plan) I am finding this is a great project for my students, regardless of their skill level. It provides a great culminating activity for the basic skills they have learned.
The thing most intriguing about this project is the fact that students can make very basic shapes and forms for food items. It is the size, placement, and textures that make them recognizable as food items. The next step will be adding additional details through glazing.
To manage the project with the diverse needs of the students, I have stations that are utilized for various skills that are needed. Students work at the stations with a para-educator on skill building while I work with 2 or 3 students at a time building the clay food items. The skills at the stations are making a reference book of food to work from, creating food forms by looking at the reference book, creating food textures by looking at the reference book, and matching food colors with color mixing by looking at the reference book. All of these stations are important to the success of the project.
I am excited to see how this project comes together. We will have an exhibit when we are finished, "Artful Feast."The students are all very excited to see what they can make!