Fourth grade students have recently been learning about the local Native American tribe from our area. As part of the process, they also talked about totems, their meanings and representations. Students chose an animal totem they thought would best represent them and drew what they would want their totem medallion to look like. Using air draw clay, students then sculpted the totem. Week two these were painted with watercolor. They were reminded to paint dry so as to not get the dry clay too wet. When completed, I sprayed all totems with a gloss sealant and students hung them on a beaded cord. They were very excited to wear their totems home.