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Lesson #10056

Create fun All-About-Me Ceiling decor to display student interests.

Grade Level:

Celebrate students and build self awareness through personalized ceiling décor. Encourage students to share three to five special qualities about themselves to incorporate into their artwork. Customize projects with die-cuts, photographs and illustrations. Laminate the projects for practical use and consider displaying them for any event. These place mats are great ice breakers for the beginning of the year, as students and teachers learn about each other and the special talents of individuals in the classroom community. The projects can also be created as special gifts year-round. As an end-of-the-year celebration, consider highlighting favorite things students have learned in class.

Students share their talents and hobbies on a Scalloped Circle that is hung from the ceiling for any event or occasion.

15198-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Violin - Large 16166-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Music X - Large 16682-LG-Ellison SureCut Die Set - Music (7 Die Set) - Large 16830-LG-Ellison SureCut Die Set - Pets (6 Die Set) - Large 18151-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Dog, Beagle - Large 19486-LG-Ellison SureCut Die Set - Seasonal (11 Die Set) - Large 21294-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Animals, Farm - Large A10675-Sizzix Bigz Die - Cat, Dog, Pig & Rabbit A10727-Ellison AllStar Die - Violin, Xylophone & Yo-Yo A10930-Ellison AllStar Die - Cat & Kitten A10933-Sizzix Bigz Die - Chinese New Year Animals #3 A10934-Sizzix Bigz Die - Chinese New Year Animals #4 A11024-Sizzix Bigz Die - Shapes, Layered #2

Supplies Used: Cardstock, Crayons, Chalk, Glue, Hand Punch, Pen, Photograph, Ribbon, Rotary Cutter, Scissors

The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.

  1. Cut an extra-wide, scalloped circle or any shape using colored cardstock or construction paper.
  2. Embellish the shape as desired (see Main Photo).
  3. Have students bring a picture of themselves from home or take a picture of the student.
  4. Die-cut the students' pictures using a Scallop Circle or any shape. Adhere the picture to the center of the larger shape.
  5. Die-cut images of musical instruments, animals or any shape from paper, embellish and adhere (see Main Photo).
  6. Use a hand punch to create a hole at the top of the decorated project. Cut a 26" length of thin ribbon and tie through the hole.
  7. The completed project is ready for hanging above the student's desk or at home (see Main Photo).

Fine Arts: Visual Arts

K-4 Standard 3: Choosing and Evaluating a Range of Subject Matter, Symbols and Ideas

  • Students select and use subject matter, symbols and ideas to communicate meaning.

Source: National Standards for Arts Education

Social Studies: Individual development and identity

Pre-K-12: Standard 4

  • Social studies programs should include experiences that provide for the study of individual development and identity. Central to this development are the exploration, identification and analysis of how individuals relate to others.

National Council for the Social Studies, Expectations of Excellence: Curriculum Standards for Social Studies (Washington, D.C.: NCSS, 1994). This book may be purchased by calling 800-683-0812. Electronic copies of it are not available.

Source: Curriculum Standards for Social Studies

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