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Re: [teacherartexchange] clay


From: Gayle Parent (gayleparent_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Apr 28 2008 - 07:14:51 PDT

Thank you for helping me to figure this out. I appreciate your time
and your words.

On Apr 27, 2008, at 9:25 PM, trish ackerman wrote:
> The way I use the wheel with my 7th and 8th grades,
> (we only have 2 wheels) is to assign a long project
> that will take 2-3 weeks and have the kids rotate for
> 25 minutes each on the wheel. I can get 4 kids each
> one hour class period. This still leaves time for
> cleanup. If I want to have some instruction at the
> beginning of the class. I cross off the first half of
> the class for signups.
> This seems to work well. If the students dont work
> independently and hover around the wheel, they lose
> their spot to work next on the wheel and have to wait
> until the end. I usually get 2 rotations per student
> and another time to finish the bottom of their pots.
> Trish Ackerman
> Core Knowledge Charter School
> Middle School Art,Parker, Colorado
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