Keys to Success

Lesson #9998
9998

Create unique keys from recycled materials with personalized messages for any loved one.



Grade Level:
1-2, 3-5, 6-8

Create unique gifts to celebrate any holiday or special occasion. Students write key qualities to show appreciation for a loved one or dear friend. They can also write special tasks or good deeds to demonstrate helpfulness and responsibility. A thoughtful note, poem or quotation can accompany this special gift.

Write helpful tasks on decorative keys and follow through with commitments to celebrate that special someone.

13733-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Key #2 - Large

Supplies Used: Aluminum Foil or Metallic Paper, Cork (Thin), Glue, Mat Paper, Paper Wood, Ribbon, Yarn

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

  1. Die-cut Key #2 from several sheets of thin cork, aluminum foil or metallic and wood paper. In addition, die-cut from cardstock, mat paper or chipboard for durability.
  2. Sandwich the cardstock, mat paper or chipboard Key between two cork Keys.
  3. Repeat the above step for aluminum foil or metallic and wood paper Keys (see Main Photo).
  4. Write one thoughtful phrase or task on each Key. Consider computer generating or printing on a separate paper and adhering to each Key.
  5. Assemble the key chain with ribbon, yarn or Beaded Chain to complete the project (see Main Photo).

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 meaning in their artworks.

Source: National Standards for Arts Education

English Language Arts: Applying Language Skills

K-12: Standard 12

  • Students use spoken, written and visual language to accomplish their own purposes (e.g., for learning, enjoyment, persuasion and the exchange of information).

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.

Source: NCTE/IRA Standards for the English Language Arts

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