"The Butterfly Project"
Harper Elementary School - Wilmette School District 39
Wilmette School District 39 Kindergarten Teacher, Kathy Hofschield, invited me to teach a clay project to the four AM and PM Kindergarten classes at Harper Elementary School. This Art Integration project introduced the students to the properties and processes of clay as an art form, while giving them a hands-on experience in a medium not otherwise explored in the Kindergarten curriculum. I taught this project in the Spring during the classes' "earth materials" unit, allowing the students to make connections between art and science. This exciting lesson resulted in an art piece that each student proudly presented to his/her mother for Mother's Day.