We began by viewing the picture book "Tuesday" by David Wiesnar. The story ends with the start of the following Tuesday night. I asked students to draw what they thought happens next in the story. We had some really great ideas.
Each student began by sketching their idea in their sketchbook. Then we experimented using two colors of watercolor paint and salt. We covered our entire paper with a watercolor wash of two colors and then sprinkled salt to create an interesting texture. We then practiced using scissors and they chose from a variety of different ways to add the ground/grass to their painted paper. Finally they redrew their ideas from their sketchbook onto the painted paper with pencil, traced drawing with black marker and used construction paper crayons to add color.