Collaged Carapace

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I’m really excited about this project. Mossy is a beautiful book by Jan Brett and I can’t wait to see how the kids use their imaginations to put together a collage on their turtle’s back.
The first day, we will read the book and have a little discussion on collage. We will paint the black circles and then add the yellow spots with a brush. Time permitting, we will sponge paint the carapace with yellow and green to give it that mossy look.

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The next class we will be using some painted paper to create the beautiful garden of flowers, mushrooms, and plants that grow on Mossy’s back. I’ll update as we go! 🙂

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One of the first grade teachers wanted to use her students’ Mossy turtles as a writing activity. Their stories were so cute!

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