5th Graders Clay Checker Project
This is one of those projects I've had in the back of my mind just waiting to fit it in a good place. I had a fun...but super social...5th grade class at Washington this year that I knew would enjoy the challenge and fun of making a checker set. So we spent the majority of 4th quarter working on it.
We spent many classes designing, sculpting, and glazing creative clay checkers. We created a checker board using tagboard that we painted. This took some math skills as well to use rulers to mark off 1 1/2 inch squares on a 12inch board. The students chose contrasting colors to paint their boards.
When it was all done - It was time to PLAY!!
Watch this video for highlights of this project!
Washington has been my "Home" school for many years now. I enjoy teaching all the different students who make up this diverse school. I have taught a multitude of lessons in this building and have learned just as much from all of the students.
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