I have a fantastic student teacher named Kadi Miller. She created this lesson for the first grade artists and it was fantastic. First, the lesson was about texture. We made many texture rubbings in the classroom with different colored crayons. Then the students traced a fish shape on each texture. The students then learned about an artist names Rivane Neuenschwander.
a discussion on wishes you can't hold in your hands, the students were
invited to write their wishes on their texture fish. The students than
did a study of the ocean and it's many zones (midnight zone, twilight
zone and sunlight zone). They created an artwork of an ocean zone to use
as their background. Then they cut out their "wish fish" and glued them
on the ocean artwork.