First graders made wacky and wild pinch pot monsters. We started off reading the story Leonardo the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems. This book is super cute and has a great message about being a good friend and a decent and kind person. Children paid special attention to the details and features of some of the monsters in the story when creating their own.
The next week, we added details like eyes, teeth, tails, texture, and any sort of imaginative monster features the kids could come up with. Some first graders went for a “scary” look while others tried for a more “cute” monster.
The last step was to glaze. Each table had a different color of glaze and students carfeully carried their piece from table to table. The monsters turned out great! They have so much personality just like my amazing first graders 🙂