One thing I learned from last year was, when introducing students to a new media, it may be wise to let them try it out first and see what it can do, before working on a major project. Live and learn…
Found these awesome chalk pastel technique worksheets here, and found out that this worked very well! They really enjoyed learning about this new media!
Then we got busy! I had them divide their papers into quadrants (and yes we discussed this math word), using the eraser, instructing them to leave behind the pink eraser shavings. Then I walked them through drawing a rooster, which I got from here. Then I displayed a photograph of a real rooster. We discussed all the different colors that were in a roosters feathers, and I set them loose!
It’s going to be super difficult to pick the entrants!