When I saw this picture on Tumblr, I had to try it with my students. I think it's so cute! It's labeled as an owl, but I really think the kids could paint it whatever color they'd like and they will look amazing.
I had a prestudent teaching university student in my classroom for 25 hours this semester, and she taught one of the sessions of this lesson-I taught the other two. It'll be interesting to see if there is any difference in the students' work with the two teachers.
One class finished sculpting today. The bodies are pinch pots, with all the details scored, slipped, and squished into place. I call that the "Three Ss," making it easier for the kids to remember to use that technique everytime they join two pieces of clay. I also draw it on the white board, both in words and simple illustrations.