For ten years, I have begun the new year with a clay unit with my students. This year I have decided to push it back to after February break so my 5 th graders can complete their illustrated children's books. But this has sure thrown a wrench into my plans and I feel like I'm spending all my break time pondering. I just don't know what I want to start with students in 1st - 4th grade. I keep considering the elements....maybe concentrate on space or texture. Or maybe I should keep my focus on something 3D and bring in something sculptural.
So, what are your plans in January? I'd really be thrilled if someone would share their ideas. Lots of comments... Please!