This project was also completed in one, 40-minute class period. I showed the students a PowerPoint and explained the project just like I described in the 4th grade visual journaling post. To help the students be more descriptive in their writing, and to add a little fun, I popped a couple bags of microwave popcorn and put it at each table. The students had fun thinking about how the popcorn affected their senses and getting a little snack in art class.
We talked about using interesting adjectives as I knew they had been working on it in their English class. I gave the students tan colored construction paper, pencils, sharpies, crayons, and colored pencils. I showed the students how white crayon worked really well to draw popcorn on the warm colored construction paper and let them get to work!