Fourth graders focused on shape, balance, and symmetry while creating drawings of Raven: A Trickster Tale.
After hearing the story, we used guided drawing to create the ravens. We talked about shape, balance, and symmetry. Students were asked to make the wings symmetrical and the body balanced using shapes.
With the birds fully designed, students chose a color scheme of four colors of crayons to color their shapes and detail on their raven.
When the birds were completely colored students used black watercolor to paint over the whole bird and make the crayon stand out. They cut out their birds when they were dry.
Finished projects were assessed for symmetry and balance. Students also filled out this assessment in Google Classroom.