One of the reasons I love Fall is all the harvest foods and colorful autumnal dishes. Candy corn was pretty popular last year in art rooms. Shine brite zamorano posted some candies rendered by 1st graders (here) inspired by the wonderful photo realism of Margaret Morrison. These middle school school works were pretty impressive, too! (here) Thanks to both bloggers for the idea!!
4th graders were finishing up a project last week and we had 20-25 min. left, so I decided to do a quick candy corn lesson, focusing on just one candy projected on the big screen for all to work from. First, everyone sketched their candy corn, trying to fill their 4" X 4" square. This was a good opportunity to use math vocabulary (angles, parallel lines, diagonal, etc.)