Monday, October 14, 2013

1st Grade: Clay Owls

          Crayola Model Magic Owls

1st Grade students loved having a "Clay Day" and creating owls. We discussed the following owl facts:

A baby owl is called an owlet.

A group of owls is called a parliament.

There are over 200 different types of owls.

Owls can swivel their heads to look backwards.

Owls hunt for their food.

Owls are nocturnal.

The owls pictured are from Ms. Rocco's first grade class.

The students did a wonderful job painting the owls.

The above owls were created by students in Ms. Sangataldo's class.
The students painted a piece of wood black with watercolor paints. This created the night sky. 

Each student was given a pack of clay. First, they made a ball with the clay and flattened it. This created a flat circle shape. Next, they peeled in the edges on each side of the circle to create wings. Then the top of the circle was peeled down to create the head. Finally, we pinched the ears and added details such as eyes, a beak, and claws. During the following art class the owls were painted with tempera paint. Lastly, the owls and branch were glued to the wooden sky.

The above owls are from Ms. George-Moskovitz's class.