Susan Sullins Grade Level: Kindergarten Time Frame: 30 minutes
SHAPES WITCH

TOPIC: Visual Arts lesson featuring geometric shapes and supporting a Halloween theme.
COMPONENT OBJECTIVES:
 Creative Expression: Each student will make a witch using
 geometric shapes
 Artistic Perception: Each student will practice the skills of
 cutting and pasting two or more shapes together.
 Math: Students will name triangle, rectangle, square and circle and
 match to corresponding shape.
 RATIONALE: The study of art helps students exercise their cognitive
 reasoning and intuition. This lesson specifically develops the students
 understanding of symbolic representation. Cutting and pasting are skills
 that children will use throughout their lives.
 STRATEGY: Guided Discovery and Direct Instruction
 VOCABULARY: Definitions for Kindergarten
 * Circle - a flat perfectly round shape
 * square - a shape with 4 equal sides
 * rectangle - a shape with 2 long sides and 2 short sides
 * triangle - a shape with 3 straight sides
 * hair, arms, body, face, hat, eyes, nose, mouth
PROCEDURES:
INTRODUCTION Teacher introduces pictures of various witches. Students
 point out the shapes that make up the figure. Show example and be
 more specific about student responses regarding shapes and
 corresponding body parts.
 Face = Circle, Hat = Triangle, Arms = Rectangles, Body = Triangle

PUPIL ACTIVITY SEQUENCE
 1. Each student is given a triangle to cut out. The student should recognize
 it as such. Teacher may prompt as necessary and students may help
 each other if necessary.
 2. Precut circles for the witch face in two colors are offered. Students
 choose one of two colors and name the shape as they choose their
 color.
 3. Students see how the triangle and circle might fit together to make a
 face and hat. Students paste into position. Students may use
 markers, crayons or small pieces of paper to make a face including
 eyes, nose and mouth on the circle.

 4. Two color choices are also offered for hair. The hair is provided in the
 form of a small square. Students choose one of two colors and name
 the shape as they choose their color. Students brainstorm ideas for
 how to use this square for hair. (Cut into narrow strips is one way)
 Students make the cuts and paste on place
 5. A black triangle is given to students to cut out. This is the body. Again,
 students should name the triangle. Students explore how the large
 triangle will fit with the face, hair and hat. to make a witch.
 Students paste in place.
 6. Pre-drawn rectangles are provided. Student is encouraged to name the
 rectangle and cut them out. Ask students what they could use these
 for in making a witch. (arms is the intended position) Students
 determine where to attach the arms and paste in place.
 CLOSURE: Once the witch is complete, have each student tell a neighbor
 something they like about their neighbor's witch. Students place witches
 on bulletin board. Students may use the pointer to point out shapes and
 body parts.
EVALUATION
 Evaluation occurs during the activity as the teacher listens for the
 students' ability to name the geometric shapes. The students finished
 project will be the tool that the teacher uses to judge creative and
 artistic expression. In Creative Expression the teacher will look for "Was
 the student able to form the parts into something resembling a witch?" In
 Artistic expression teacher will asses the students ability to cut on a line
 by visually observing the edges of the triangles and rectangles. The
 teacher can also asses cutting skill during the activity. Pasting at this
 level is easy to asses - If not properly applied, once dried the pieces fall
 apart. Does the students piece stay together? This assessment will lend
 itself to a rubric very well.
CLEAN UP: Have students check area surrounding their chair for scraps to throw away. Put lids on past cups and return scissors and markers to proper location.

MATERIALS
 In white crayon, pre draw large and small triangle and 2 rectangles for each student. Using the ellison letter machine, precut circles for face in two choices of color. Pre cut enough 3" squares of 2 color choices for hair. Scissors, markers or crayons.
 This lesson was adapted from one observed in the class of Judy Anderson at Kynoch School, Marysville, CA