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>I'm having great success with a contest I came up with at my school. I
>art to grades one through five.
>I hung up 10 big prints by famous modern artists (19th and 20th century) in
>hallway outside of the art room. I covered up the information at the
>taped over the artists' signatures. I taped a clue to each picture such
>"This artist invented pointillism." or "She was famous for her paintings of
>mothers and their children." Inside the art room door I have a box on the
>counter filled with pencils and small pieces of paper. The children have
>guess the names of 5 of the artists if they are in 5th grade, 4 for 4th
>and so on down to the first graders who just have to guess one correctly.
>have to write their guesses on the slips of paer and drop them in the
>which is also on the counter near the door. The contest is open to
>parents but they have to guess 6 artists out of 10. On April 15th I'm
>pick a winner from each grade level and one adult winner. I have art
>to give as prizes and a great book on Van Gogh which I got for the parents.
>Many of the artists are familiar to my students because we have studied
>class. But I put up some web sites for them to visit and encouraged them
>look through any art history books that their parents might have.
>I am amazed at how excited everyone is about this contest. Some of the
>have taken a surprizing (to me) interest in the contest and refuse to put
>slip in the box until they have guessed all ten artists. I've taken
>the children out in the hall filling out their slips. They are not allowed
>do it during class. This has turned out much better than I expected.
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