October 16, 2016


These 1st grade collages are inspired by the folk tale Stone Soup.   This is the copy I read to the children, because it was mine from when I was little and my family saves everything....

The objective of this lesson is to listen to a story and illustrate it without seeing any of the pictures.  Most children have not heard this story before so this lends itself to complete surprise.   After each ingredient is introduced, the students create it independently with a variety of construction paper and crayons. 

If ingredient is something they've never heard of or seen - aka barley or cabbage -  we look it up.  Heck, you can't illustrate something you've never seen!  Some students really get into making each vegetable resemble that vegetable, and some decide to chop everything up really well!

Imagine....soup from stones!

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