Texture Turtles—2nd Grade

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After the 2nd graders finished finding texture around the classroom a few weeks ago, we created our pinch pots (no pictures, sorry! I can’t believe I forgot) before continuing with this project.

The students drew from life and then cut out large turtles from construction paper. They did a GREAT job, and are really learning to capture the details that they see in the pictures and transfer them to their drawings.
After our turtles were complete, the students cut their textures into geometric shapes and placed them onto the back of their turtle shells.

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We had a lot of fun with this project!


Texture Rubbings—2nd Grade

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The 2nd graders are learning about texture!  After naming all of the different kinds that we could think of, I sent the class off in pairs of two to find different textures around the classroom.  Each pair filled a page with 9 different crayon rubbings, made by placing the paper over a textured surface and then rubbing the crayon over the top (see below).

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This was a big hit with all of the students—some grew creative and rubbed the soles of their shoes to achieve a unique texture.  Others tried rubbing a stripped texture one way and then switching the paper to get a criss-cross pattern!

I can’t wait to show them how we are going to use these textures in another project soon!