The 4th nine weeks has a lot of skill checking for kindergarten! I don't want it to be repeats of projects though!! I really love this lesson. I start by talking to them about moods/emotions. We discuss what colors would be good to represent which emotion. I really is a fun discussion...and you can see how much they've grown by their thought process!
After we make a chart of what colors go with which emotion....I reviewed spirals. They then created a background of spirals using the colors of the emotion they chose to show.
Next they selected paper out of the scrap box to create their bird. This is a new thing for my kindergarten students. Usually with collage, I have paper pulled for them to use prior to class, but I wanted to make sure they'd be ready for 1st grade when they must select their own from the scrap box! We reviewed the colors once again to make sure they would pick the right colors for their emotion(most of them did?!? ha ha). I did a demo on how to create their birds, reviewed scissor safety, and reviewed proper glue use. I was thrilled that the birds did each have their own little personality.