I really fell like this year has been the best "experience" with 4th grade creating ugly dolls/soft sculptures. Their attitudes were great from the start...they were ready for the adventure. Some struggled...but I really had no one give up! That is success. Here are a few snap shots of students putting the finishing touches on their work....and some finished pieces.
Once they are completely done with their creation...I have them write about their creature & their experience creating it. I had some students ask..."CAN WE CREATE A BACKSTORY?"
YES! YES! YES!
HERE ARE THE QUESTIONS I GAVE THEM TO
GET THEM GOING ON THE WRITTEN PORTION!
1) What is your ugly doll's name?
2) Tell me about your ugly doll(not just it's physical appearance..but its personality!)
3) What did you enjoy about this project?
4)What did you struggle with during the project?
5) What did you learn from this project?