These are just some shots I thought I'd share of the last project I had my students do this summer. I was scanning through my album and remembered I had wanted to post this project. Better late than never!
I introduced this project by showing images of mosaics to the class, especially ones that went with our "oceans" theme. I have tried other mosaic projects with students, and they quickly tire of cutting and gluing, so I figured we'd try sticky foam on construction paper--and it was a hit! I had a wide age range in my group, all ages between five and ten years old in one group! The last project on the last day has to be a kind of "make and take" with no drying time, so this really worked out!
The kids had a great time! The project took about two hours, and I had a station set up with extra Model Magic from an earlier project for them to use when they were done (if they stayed quiet and in one spot!--floor, chair, whatever!), although many took the entire time. We discussed radial symmetry, and mosaic process, although this could also work for a pattern or color-choice lesson.