Second graders are mid-way through their fish sculptures. A colleague of mine, Nancy F, taught me this many moons ago & it's always a big hit with my kids!
Students were taught 3 pinch techniques:
the 'okay' sign was used to pinch their piece of clay into 2 sections -- 1 smaller than the other.
The 'baby bye-bye' was used to pinch the smaller section into the tail fin.
The mouth (larger section) was formed with straight thumb and fingers - only the thumb was allowed inside the mouth (it was a 'Thumbs Only' clubhouse - no fingers allowed!). This method helps prevent wide, thin walls of the mouth.
We have begun to add the details of eyes, dorsal and pectoral fins with options for teeth & tongue.
Don't you just love the personalities!!
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