2nd Grade has been working on a unit with my student teacher that uses color & line quality to express mood/emotion. They have been doing a great job with this concept. This week they are creating collage masks(decorative not functional). It seems the most challenge part of the lesson is not the abstract concept of creating a visual representation of a mood/emotion....but cutting the paper on the right side so their mask doesn't fall apart! ha ha My suggestion to my student teacher....have them draw the outline of the mask...then check before they cut!! Yes..it takes more time, but you'll have a higher success rate!