The Very Worn Caterpillar Lesson

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The lesson called Home Grown Caterpillars is a lesson about the transformation of a caterpillar to a butterfly (life cycle process) while creating a three dimensional piece of art to express idea, experience, or story. The story associated with this lesson is The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The art piece is a replica of the caterpillar during a butterfly’s life cycle made out of grass seed, soil, stockings, pipe cleaners, and googly eyes. This lesson would be considered an art enhanced lesson because it enhances the students’ learning to a science lesson. The caterpillar replica is an awesome way to give students’ a visual and tactile piece to help with the learning process.
I picked this lesson because The Very Hungry Caterpillar is actually one of my favorite picture books and the life cycle process is one of my favorite units to teach in the classroom. I also love the excitement of the students’ is so contagious when they get to experience the life cycle process from the beginning to the end. They get so
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illustrations). The objective of this lesson is to teach students’ that art can be used as illustration to tell a story and that illustrators can use a variety of materials (i.e. textures, patterns, etc.) to create their illustrations. The lesson uses the inspiration of Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. Sendak’s book is a great example of illustrations that use visual images, themes, and ideas to enhance the story. Before the project, students’ will have been read the story, discussed what the purpose of illustrations in a story, determined the different types of textures used in the illustrations, Students’ will draw their own “wild things” using texture rubbings and patterns. Students’ will also be able to connect the relationship between art and

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