* Blank oaktag
squares, body tracers, white glue, scissors, price tags, alphabet stamps
At GCN we did layout each week by hand, with rolls of typeset copy, which we pasted to ruled sheets of oaktag
with rubber cement or sticky wax.
because nothing is declared inside its little oaktag
Then, using colored pencils, they created pairs of related images on 3 x 4" (8 x 10 cm) pieces of oaktag
. Examples of some of the pairs included a portrait of Langston Hughes and book titles, rhythmic design and drums, Wynton Marsalis' name and a trumpet, and Picasso's name and a Blue-Period portrait.
Choose and print the children's favorite poems/fingerplays, one per oaktag
We discussed how the heat of the desert called for warm colors, and students painted bands of yellow, red and orange watercolors on white oaktag
. Suns were made by cutting red, yellow and orange paper circles with regular or decorative-edge scissors.
Materials: Brown construction paper, oaktag
, glue sticks, bright colored construction paper, colored paper tape, oil pastels, crayons, felt-tip markers, feathers, glue.
Students can also refer to a large pocket chart, where the entire day's events are written on strips of oaktag
. Both the focusing time and chart provide students with consistency and organization.
A pre-cut oaktag
or cardboard ring is then given to each student, on which they draw similar shapes and patterns.
The second step was to cut the top of a piece of oaktag
, that was about 12 x 8" (30 x 20 cm), to look like the jagged mountains.
With masking tape, scissors and oaktag
, we were ready to go.
Some students found the character of their shoes better expressed with the addition of oaktag
hands, as with the nurse wielding a hypodermic needle and the mad scientist fumbling with his bubbling test tubes.