I'm working on a unit with forth grade this nine weeks that deals with reality & fantasy. We discussed the need for fantasy to possess elements of reality so that our minds could more readily grasp the information being presented. We looked at & discussed surrealism...as well as different examples from literature. Students were asked to pull one shoe off and create a realistic observational drawing of that shoe. After a half hour(half of the class time), students were asked to turn their realistic picture of a shoe into a fantasy drawing that had to include an environment. The results were amazing! The old tired shoe lesson now has new life!!!!!!!! Oh...and FYI...make sure you open your windows/doors when doing this lesson!! 4th grade feet are terribly stinkie!!!!!!!!!