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Students learn to draw through shapes, break down animal faces into the mathematical concept of parts of a whole, and plan/design in order to create a three-dimensional mask of one of the animal characters from the book Ungalala by Brenda Parkes. This project was developed to help the classroom teacher very successfully teach the sequence of a story and story retelling as well as a way to incorporate the development of fine motor skills, geometry, critical thinking, collaboration, and confidence building.


CCSS English Language Arts
RL 1, RL 2, RL 3, RL 6, RL 7, RL 10a-b, RSIT 1, RSIT 5, RSIT 6, RSIT 7, RSIT 10a-b, SL 1a-b, SL 2, SL 2a, SL 3, SL 5, SL 6

K.CC.2, K.CC.3, K.CC.4, K.CC.5, K.CC.6

CA Arts Standards
K.VA:Cn10, K.VA:Cr3, 1.VA:Cr1.2, 1.VA:Cr1.1, K.TH:Pr5a, K.TH:Cr2a, K.THCr1c, K.TH:Cr1a

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