In the book, “No More Monsters for Me” by Peggy Parish, students learned that monsters do not make good pets. In response to that, the students drew either the pet they wish they could have, or a pet they do have. We talked about using shapes to draw the animals. During this activity I asked the students to start considering the space behind and around their pets. I encouraged them to think about the setting for the drawing, and to fill up the whole paper.
Here are examples of Pet drawings by Caleb and Lily in Mrs. Pepper's class.