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.</pIn 2nd Grade we are exploring color and imagination. Students drew characters and settings a couple of weeks ago (scroll down to see post) and now the students have created a make believe bird puppet. We used oil pastels on butcher paper and then sewed the front and back panels together. We took a vote and they all want to extend the lesson and work in groups to put together a play for their puppets. In This Week in Art (video above) you can see various students starting the process of creating a play. It was great to see students helping students; you see last year I taught the Kindergarten and First Grade how to sew. Now we enjoy the fruits of our labour! This is a big basket of fruits...consider co-operative learning, peer tutoring, social development, and the generous game of art making.