I had the pleasure of teaching 2nd graders at Westside Elementary about clay. I chose two projects to have the students complete in 5 one hour sessions.
During the first session I read the book The Pottery Place by Gail Gibbons which gave the students a great background on pottery.
We discussed vocabulary while I demonstrated how to use the clay. The students spent this first session trying out the techniques they learned.
During our second session together the students created flower impressions tiles using pasta, ends of marker containers, screws, caps, and any other items I could find that made an interesting impression.
Our third session together the students learned about stages of pottery and began making coil pots.
|I copied this poster from a post I found on Pinterest.|
Bisqueware ready to glaze
Duncan Concepts glaze
During our 4th and 5th sessions, the students glazed their finished pieces.