The Crayon Box That Talked
Paint Lesson Plan
















Name: Allison Faircloth
Grade Level: Kindergarten
 

*Annotation
The Crayon Box That Talked lesson could be used with children in Pre-K through third grades.  This lesson is designed for kindergarten level students.  The students will begin with a hands-on technology activity of a Paint picture with a summary of the literature story.  The students will have the opportunity to explore the Microsoft Paint Program.  This is a cross-curricular lesson integrating technology, art, and language arts skills.

*Primary Learning Outcome:
With teacher guidance, students will be able to use the mouse while operating the computer and develop a picture using a drawing program.  Students will discuss questions about literature story.  How do you use the mouse to make the page move up and down (scroll)?  Describe how you made your picture on the computer.  If you were the little girl in the story, what kind of picture would you draw? (question from story)

*Assessed QCC:

Grade: K
Technology Integration
Strand: Basic Skills
5
Topic: Basic Skills
Standard: Operates basic technology tools and applications.

Grade: K
Fine Arts
Strand: Visual Arts
3
Topic: Artistic Skills and Knowledge: Creating, Performing, Producing
Standard: Uses a variety of art materials and techniques to model, construct, and compose original artworks.

Grade: K
Language Arts
Strand: Written Communication
39
Topic: Literature
Standard: Responds to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about literature.
 

*Total Duration:
It will take about 45 minutes to teach this lesson.
 

*Materials and Equipment:
1. The Wing On A Flea, by Ed Emberley
2. Computer with Internet connection
3. Drawing program
4. Printer
5. Disks (one for each studentís picture)
6. Pencil and paper to take notes

Technology Connection:
Computer with Internet connection, printer, drawing program, and website: http://www.valdosta.edu/~bafaircl/paint.html

Procedures:
Step One (Introduction)
Introduce students to the MS Paint picture and summary of the book, The Crayonn Box That Talked, on the Internet (see URL above).  Discuss the story, picture, and questions with the students.

Estimated Time:
About 10 minutes

Lesson Materials to be Attached:
Copy of:  The Crayon Box That Talked Web Page

Annotation:
Copy of website developed for this lesson plan.
http://www.valdosta.edu/~bafaircl/paint.html
 

Web Link for Step One:
Title: The Crayon Box That Talked

URL:
http://www.valdosta.edu/~bafaircl/paint.html

Annotation:
Website with Paint picture summary and questions.

Step Two
Teacher will read book, The Wing On A Flea, by Ed Emberley to students.  Students will discuss answers to questions about the story.  Questions:  If you were a flea what color and shape would you want your wing to be?  What shape are your eyes?  If you could draw any animal using shapes, what animal would you choose to draw and why?  During this process teacher will give assistance when needed.

Estimated Time:
About 15 minutes

Step Three
Show students how to open the Paint program and demonstrate some of the Paint tools.  Students will explore with the Paint program and draw a picture about the story or questions.  Save studentsí Paint pictures on disks.  Print 2 copies of the studentís paint picture (one for student and one for technology notebook).

Estimated Time:
About 15 minutes
 

Step Four (Conclusion)
Students will discuss and share their drawing products with their peers and teachers.  (Save students' information about description and discussion of drawings to be use as part of the assessment.)

Estimated Time:
About 5 minutes
 

*Assessment:

Student will be assessed through observation while using the mouse to control the computer and using the drawing program.
Satisfactory: Student is able to control the computer and use the mouse to view the Paint Web page and explore the drawing program.
Unsatisfactory: Student is not able to control the computer or use the mouse when viewing the Paint Web page and exploring the drawing program.

Studentís product will be assessed for answers to the questions.
Satisfactory: Student is able to write or dictate answers that make sense to the presented questions in reference to the story.
Unsatisfactory: Student is not able to write or dictate answers that make sense to the presented questions.

Student will be assessed by the development of a picture using the drawing program with or without the assistance of the teacher.
Satisfactory: Student is able to develop a picture through the use of the drawing program with or without the assistance of the teacher.
Unsatisfactory: Student is not able to develop a picture through the use of the drawing program with or without the assistance of the teacher.
 

Accommodation:
For children who are distracted easily and/or work slower than others, I will allow more time and guided practice.  It is important that I give him enough time to not only complete the activity, but to also understand the concept.  If I see that it is neccessary, I will work with these children one-on-one.   See website, Information Links for Accommodations for Special Students.)
 

Reflections:

1. Describe and give examples of how the students were engaged in learning during
your lesson.  While I was teaching this lesson both of my students were very attentive.  When I read the summary of "The Crayon Box that Talked" both students enjoyed looking at the picture that I had drawn and answered the critical thinking questions appropriately.  As I moved through the lesson and began reading "The Wing On A Flea" the student was very familiar with their shapes so as we read through the book together, they took their finger and pointed out each shape they recognized.  As the lesson continued, I demonstrated to the student how to use the Microsoft Paint Program. They both were excited about having the opportunity to draw thier own picture with the paint program.

2. Describe and give examples of how the students achieved the assessment of your
lesson.  My students demonstrated exemplary skills in using the computer.  They used the computer tools very well.  They both painted beautiful pictures that were applicable to the lesson.  They both did satisfactory jobs in demonstrating to me that they understood the concepts of this lesson.

3. Describe what you would change or do differently if you taught this lesson again.  When I teach the lesson again I will make sure to give more detailed examples to the children so they can better understand what is expected.
 
 

 Students' Scanned Pictures from Paint Lesson
Lesson Taught by Allison Faircloth with a Kindergarten Class at S.L. Mason Elementry School



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Book Title for Paint Project
The Wing On A Flea by Ed Emberley
 Cover of Book
(Optional)
Questions from Paint Lesson
1.

2. Name some of the ways we can be different from each other.


 
 
 

        Vashon's Version of The Wing On A Flea

Answers & Comments to Paint Lesson
1.  "Some have different color eyes, some have different hair, some are wearing coats and   I am not"

2.  "We can be from space, and we can be different colors.  Some can be short and tall."

Pictures form the Paint Lesson 
Description of picture and comments made by student

 

                                                                            Aubrey's Version of The Wing On A Flea

Answers & Comments to Paint Lesson
1.  "Some have different color eyes, some have different hair, some are wearing coats and   I am not"

2.  "We can be from space, and we can be different colors.  Some can be short and tall."

Pictures form the Paint Lesson 
Description of picture and comments made by student

 
Allison's Home Page
                    Paint Page

              bafaircl@valdosta.edu