Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Ultimate Texture Burger Sandwich


I know a lot of you have done similar versions of this project, but it's so much fun I thought I'd post some pics of my students' interpretation. I don't think I already posted these, did I?

After brainstorming for REAL things that could go on sandwiches, the kids dug through a variety of materials (my room was a huge mess!!) and went to town. I was firm about just one rule - these to be BIG sandwiches but not SILLY sandwiches - in other words, no dirty socks, no earthworms, no rainbows, no monkeys... you get the idea. So everything on a sandwich represents a REAL food item. I think they did a great job and had so much fun digging through boxes of fabric, crepe paper, discarded counting cubes (great cheese!), scraps of colored foam, and so much more. I especially love the first sandwich, which is filled with only seafood related items, including a lobster claw, crabmeat, shrimp, seaweed, and even oyster crackers. And then she added a bowl of steaming hot soup!! I forgot to take pictures of all of them, but there were many other original pieces - for example, several kids created sushi rolls and eggrolls to put on their sandwiches.

Anyhow, I forgot to take a picture of the whole bulletin board, but I hope you enjoy the few pics I did remember to take! By the way - they are pretty big - 9" wide by 22" tall.

5 comments:

  1. Mmmmm! Yummy! Another homerun, Phyl! I especially liked the Swiss cheese and the Sesame seed buns-Too funny!

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  2. These are really cute!! Like the weavings as well!!!

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  3. I love all the great stuff you collect to put on them! A teacher gave me a bunch of random fabric and odds and ends when I put it out for the kids to decorate their mittens with they said it was the best project ever. Whoa. . . what about all the clay I sweat over;) I'm sure they enjoyed it looks like a ton of fun

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  4. I think that this is a great project for an elementary class. Did you go over the definition of texture and give examples before you did started the project with your students? I think showing pictures of different textures and also having students use their hands and actually feel different textures can be extremely beneficial because that way they will retain more information about it. I like that the student examples are all unique and the amount of various materials used, but I think it would also be interesting to do another one right after this of the "silly" sandwiches. The "silly" sandwiches would let the students be more abstract with their thoughts and possibly even more creative. Another idea I think would be interesting would be for each student to bring one item to collaborate into a whole class sandwich to show community within the classroom.

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  5. Kelly, yes, obviously we do review the meaning of texture etc. I rarely just "do" something if it has no connection to either our art elements, art vocabulary or some cultural or historic topic. The collaborative idea is interesting. Unfortunately, there's a time consideration and I always have more planned for the year than is possible to complete, so we moved on. Thanks for your comment!

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