Lindsey Rathke Cuba City Grade Level: 3rd Subject: Paper Cup Yarn Weavings Date: February 2013 Students/Learner Characteristics: There are twenty one students in one third grade class, ten boys and eleven girls, from a socio economic mix of low-to-middle class families from a rural farming community in southwestern Wisconsin. One student in the class has autism. All twenty one students are primarily EuropeanAmerican and speak English as their first language. The other third grade class has nineteen students, eight boys and eleven girls. The students are all primarily European-American and speak English as their first language. Key Concepts: Weaving Yarn Pattern Repetition Objectives: Students will be introduced to a new way to weave and demonstrate their comprehension of weaving by completing their yarn cup. Students understand that artists and cultures throughout history have used art to communicate ideas and to develop functions, structures, and designs by watching a power point presentation. Students will demonstrate their understanding of how the environment influences the look and use of art by doing a yarn weaving using an out of the ordinary plastic cup for their loom. Materials: Plastic solo cups Assorted colors of yarn Scissors Ribbon Sequencing: The lesson will begin with an introduction of the project in the form of a power point presentation. I will then give an in class demonstration on how to weave their cup using yarn. Students will be challenged with correctly weaving as well as choosing colors that produce an aesthetically pleasing design. Standards: Wisconsin Model Academic Standards for Art & Design B.4.1 Art and Design History, Citizenship, and Environment-Understand that artists and cultures throughout history have used art to communicate ideas and to develop functions, structures, and designs C.4.4 Visual Design and Production-Use design to improve artwork D.4.3 Practical Applications-Know that the environment influences the look and use of art, architecture, and design UW Platteville School of Education Standards KSD1.f. Domain 1. Planning & Preparation: Assesses student Learning KS2.2. Domain 2. The Classroom Environment: Organizes physical space KSD4.f. Domain 4. Professional Responsibilities: Shows professionalism WI Teacher Standard P1-34 4. Instructional Strategies: Teachers know how to teach 6. Communication: Teachers communicate well Instructional Materials/Resources: Students will be shown a power point that will introduce the project and instruct them on some history of yarn weaving. Students will be able to view my pre made example of a yarn cup. I will do a demonstration in class to allow students to visually see that process. Assessment: I will use a rubric to assess students completion of all components assigned, effort given, and skill. Students will have the opportunity to write a self-assessment of what they feel they did well on and what was challenging for them. I will reflect on what the students say as well as my notes from my own observations as to how successful the project was and what improvements need to be made.