Collaborative Alphabet Series
Every year, the upper grade art teacher and I pick two grades to collaborate to make an alphabet series that will hang up all over the school the entire following year. This past year, the first and fourth graders worked together to make this series. The first graders worked in groups and were assigned a letter. Groups had to choose an animal or object that represents that letter. They worked together to paint paper and collage what they chose. Fourth graders then took the collaged objects and designed a background featuring words that start with that letter. They had to design a typeface to write the word of the object.