Officer Buckle and Gloria is a favorite story in the HM reader for second grade. On occasion, teachers I sub for allow time in the schedule for me to try an art lesson with their students. This lesson came about from one of those afternoons in a second grade classroom.
Students drew eyes, nose, mouth and collar in crayon. They were given plates with tempera paint in what I thought would be “dog” colors. Of course, as with any lesson, if a student wants another color, I am happy to oblige.
Using a dry brush, they pounced paint onto the paper to create the furry dogs. If they happened to paint over the eyes and mouth, they could go back and add them with black paint.
We then used die cut stars to add the dog’s name to the paintings. Students could also put their officer name if they chose to.