1. This program begins by showing the students an example of the type of puppet we will be making-- a marionette.
2. We identify our focus butterfly-- the monarch-- and do our first puppet building step.
3. We do an interactive learning activity on the lifecycle of the monarch butterfly.
4. We work on our second section of puppet building (colors of butterflies).
4. We do an interactive learning activity on the coloring, camouflage, and markings of butterflies.
5. Students work on the third section of puppet building-- adding the insect body parts.
6. We discuss the characteristics of all insects.
7. We finish the puppet.
- students will develop and appreciation for the global art form of puppetry
- identify the characteristics of insects
- discuss how butterflies use coloring and camouflage to protect themselves from predators
- explore the lifecycle of the butterfly
- create a working puppet tied into the discipline of science
NS.K-4.3 LIFE SCIENCE
As a result of activities in grades K-4, all students should develop understanding of
The characteristics of organisms
Life cycles of organisms
Organisms and environments
National Visual Arts
NA-VA.K-4.1UNDERSTANDING AND APPLYING MEDIA, TECHNIQUES, AND PROCESSES
Students know the differences between materials, techniques, and processes
Students describe how different materials, techniques, and processes cause different responses
Students use different media, techniques, and processes to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories
Students use art materials and tools in a safe and responsible manner
NA-VA.K-4.2 USING KNOWLEDGE OF STRUCTURES AND FUNCTIONS
Students know the differences among visual characteristics and purposes of art in order to convey ideas
Students use visual structures and functions of art to communicate ideas
NA-VA.K-4.3 CHOOSING AND EVALUATING A RANGE OF SUBJECT MATTER, SYMBOLS, AND IDEAS
Students explore and understand prospective content for works of art
Students select and use subject matter, symbols, and ideas to communicate meaning
NA-VA.K-4.4 UNDERSTANDING THE VISUAL ARTS IN RELATION TO HISTORY AND CULTURES
Students know that the visual arts have both a history and specific relationships to various cultures
Students identify specific works of art as belonging to particular cultures, times, and places
Students demonstrate how history, culture, and the visual arts can influence each other in making and studying works of art
NA-VA.K-4.5 REFLECTING UPON AND ASSESSING THE CHARACTERISTICS AND MERITS OF THEIR WORK AND THE WORK OF OTHERS
Students understand there are various purposes for creating works of visual art
Students describe how people's experiences influence the development of specific artworks
Students understand there are different responses to specific artworks
NA-VA.K-4.6 MAKING CONNECTIONS BETWEEN VISUAL ARTS AND OTHER DISCIPLINES
Students understand and use similarities and differences between characteristics of the visual arts and other arts disciplines
Students identify connections between the visual arts and other disciplines in the curriculum
National Technology Standards (NETS/Students):
1. Creativity and Innovation
2. Communication and Collaboration
3. Research and Information Fluency
5. Digital Citizenship
6. Technology Operations and Concepts