Tux Paint Teaching Ideas
Grade 3

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SOME IDEAS FOR USING TUX PAINT IN GRADE 3:

LANGUAGE ARTS:

-Acrostic Poems

-Create story maps.

-Write a story and type it up and illustrate it in Tux Paint.

-Have students illustrate their favorite part of a story and write a sentence about why they liked it.

-Write “Space” stories and create a booklets.

-Create a Book cover for a your favourite book

SCIENCE:

-Sort and classify stamps as magnetic or non-magnetic.

-Create booklets of the lifecycle of a butterfly or a frog.

-Books of “How Our Plants Grew”.

-Create a book about the planets.  Students can import pictures of the planets.

SOCIAL STUDIES:

-Create a book about one of the provinces of Canada or create a class slideshow in PowerPoint in which pairs of students present one page about each of the provinces done in Tux Paint.

-Use the stamps to create a legend and mark British Columbia’s Natural Resources on a map of BC.

-Create a book about the history of BC’s Communities.

-Label the provinces and territories on a map of BC.

MATH:

-Multiplication: Use stamps to make groups of a number and then write a multiplication sentence underneath with an answer.

 

-Sort stamps by symmetrical and not symmetrical.

-Group letters in the alphabet/names by whether they are symmetrical or not.

-Use the Kaleidoscope pen in the Magic Pen to draw symmetrical shapes or butterfies

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-Students create a picture that contains symmetrical shapes and then they switch computers with a partner and circle the symmetrical shapes.

-Fractions-Have students find stamps that can be divided into halves and use the moving van to cut them in half to create a page of half fractions. 

  • Do the same for quarters. 
  • Challenge students to find stamps that can be divided into thirds and fifths.
  • Have students draw their own shapes that can be divided into fractions.

-Copy and paste to create patterns or complete a pattern that a partner has made (in grade three they can make more elaborate patterns).

PERSONAL PLANNING:

-Have students draw the food pyramid and place the appropriate stamps into the right spots:

 

-Students could each do a page about themselves with a picture imported from a digital camera or scanner.  They should include information about what they are good at, interested in and identify personal attributes.  The teacher could turn this into a whole class slideshow in Powerpoint.

-Students could print out pictures and make a healthy living book.

-Make a “Safety Rules” book.

ART:

-Have students reproduce the art works of their favourite artists.

-Create symmetrical snowflakes using the symmetry tool in the wacky pen and colour them symmetrically in class.​