TeachOne Back to School 2018

Unit of 3 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
K
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Subjects: 
Arts Education
Language Arts
Mathematics
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Social-Emotional Learning
Media / Technology
Issue Area: 
Environment
Focus Question 

In what ways can schools, nonprofits, and businesses come together for the common good? What new community forms when students lead an art and environment project?

Unit Overview 

Creative Community with Crayon Collection: In this unit, three lessons stand alone to involve students of different grade levels in a Crayon Collection that reuses crayons to promote art, recycling, and community collaboration. This may be done in a single classroom or involve classroom collaboration across buildings. 

Service Experience 
Students learn about the environmental impact of recycling and reusing crayons. Students learn about an impact they can make when they host crayon collections, sort crayons, and distribute crayons to kids that need them. The project connects students with the local community. 
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
TeachOne Back to School 2018
Lesson 1 of 3
Grades: 
K
1
2
3
4
5

Students learn about the environmental effect of crayons and their own power to make an impact. Students collect gently used crayons from restaurants and other places in the community. They sort them by color, repackage them for re-use, add a kind note, and donate the new packages where they identify a need. This elementary lesson includes an art lesson with crayons, pictured here. This lesson is enhanced when it involves collaboration between classrooms from elementary to high school. 

Unit: 
TeachOne Back to School 2018
Lesson 2 of 3
Grades: 
6
7
8

Students learn about the environmental effect of crayons and their own power to make an impact. Students collect gently used crayons from restaurants and other places in the community. They sort them by color, repackage them sustainably for re-use, and add a kind note. They learn about the difference between nonprofit and for-profit businesses, and they identify where there is need for the repackaged crayons. Optional: they may plan an art project to do with a group outside school to build a relationship with younger or older generations (preschool or retirement home). This lesson is enhanced when it involves collaboration between classrooms from elementary to high school.

Unit: 
TeachOne Back to School 2018
Lesson 3 of 3
Grades: 
9
10
11
12

Students reflect on the value of art in communicating feelings and culture, while taking part in service to the community. They teach an art lesson to young children to encourage self-expression. They plan an environmental service project that puts crayons in the hands of young children. The students identify nonprofit organizations or schools that might need crayons, and they arrange collection of gently used crayons and delivery of repackaged crayons. This project is enhanced when it involves collaboration between classrooms from elementary to high school.