Make simple, fun cards to recognize a student's achievements or special day.
Develop good character by recognizing positive attitude, behavior and achievement in class. Celebrate student successes and encourage students to appreciate one another both inside and outside the classroom environment. Such activities support development of the whole child.
Enhance self esteem with Fold-a-Cards, to recognize students and their special efforts.
Supplies Used: Cardstock, Glue, Pencil, Ribbon, Scissors
The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.
- Die-cut the XL Card, Fold-a-Birthday Cake from light blue cardstock or construction paper. Fold the Card.
- Die-cut the Cake area only using brown, yellow and pink paper (Figure A).
- Adhere the brown over the light blue Birthday Cake. Trim any excess along the left edge of the Card (Figure B).
- Trim the pink Birthday Cake to create the candle. Leave the bottom a little long for the frosting to cover and adhere to the card (Figure C).
- Trim the yellow Birthday Cake for the icing leaving room for the candle.
- Trim candle area of yellow Cake to create a candle flame. Tie a ribbon around the candle and write a brief message inside the Card (see Main Photo).
- Die-cut the XL Card, Fold-a-Star from blue cardstock or construction paper. Fold the Card.
- Die-cut the Star area only from yellow cardstock or construction paper (Figure A). Adhere the yellow Star over the blue Star. Trim any excess along the left edge of the Card (Figure B).
- Tie a bow around a pencil or other small recognition and attach to the Card. Write a brief message inside the Card (see Main Photo).
- Figure A
- Figure B
- Figure C
Fine Arts: Visual Arts
Standard 1: Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques and Processes
- K-4 - Students use different media, techniques and processes to communicate ideas, experiences and stories.
- 5-8 - Students intentionally take advantage of the qualities and characteristics of art media, techniques and processes to enhance communication of their experiences and ideas.
Standard 3: Choosing and Evaluating a range of Subject Matter, Symbols and Ideas
- K-4 - Students select and use subject matter, symbols and ideas to communicate meaning.
- 5-8 - Students integrate visual, spatial and temporal concepts with content to communicate intended.
Standards for the English Language Arts, by the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English, Copyright 1996 by the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English. Reprinted with permission.