Stitchery- first grade sampler
Grade level: 1
Key Concept-Goal: The student will be able to do a running stitch, a cross stitch and a few other stitches in crewel.
Vocabulary: Cross stitch, running stitch, crewel, yarn, needle, burlap.
Essential Skills-Objectives-Art Aims: After showing the student how to do several stitches in crewel using yarn and needle, the student will make a little sampler using these stitches.
Engagement Activities- Procedure: The student will do a running stitch on the letters of the sampler. They will do cross-stitch on the top and bottom of the sampler. They will do a running stitch all around the outside of the sampler. Directions for these stitches can be given out in a separate handout. You might print out a specific amount of these sheets and laminate them or put them in a plastic sheet protector to use again.
Materials: Burlap sampler, yarn, needle, scissors, nametag.
Organization for distribution: Pin altogether with name tag on top, teacher will pass them out.
Work period-guidance: Teacher will do a class demonstration. Then as individual help is needed, they are to come to the teacher in a quiet, orderly line.
Cleanup: Pin together with name tag on top, put in class container.
Assessment-Evaluation: Did they learn the stitches? Did they do it neatly? Did they finish the project?
Other Teaching Aids and Resources: Samples of stitchery.
Higher Order Thinking Skill Questions: What other kind of project could you create using this stitch? Compare this kind of stitch with a plain running stitch. Does it look more professional? Does it look better?