This is one of my favorite lessons. The fifth graders looked at wire sculptures, particularly those by Alexander Calder. We discussed the challenges sculpting with wire might entail. The students chose a movement or pose they wanted to capture in their sculpture. The key was to include clues (but not too many - the clues were the emphasis of the sculpture) to let the viewer understand what is going on in the sculpture. I love the small, intricate yet incredibly meaningful clues that these great artists added. We installed them in the library to proudly display the work.