My 2nd graders made clay animal sculptures. We build off of their clay technique from 1st grade. They start by making a pinch pot and turn it into the body of the animal. I teach a variety of clay techniques such as, pinch, score, slip, bond, coil, additive, and subtractive. After the sculptures come out of the kiln the students glaze them. When I give them back, in class they do an observational drawing of their sculpture, and they write a Cinquain poem about their animal. They love this project!