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Lesson Plans

cancelled field trip

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Wed, 22 Apr 1998 00:35:10 -0400

Melissa, this is a long shot, but it's a project that's always intrigued
me. Students are challenged to find either numbers or letters in their
environment. It must be something that LOOKS like the number or letter.
For example, the end of a sawhorse looks like the letter "A". Arlene Alda
put out a poster of the alphabet in nature, but quite a few of her examples
were contrived, e.g., shrimp in a frying pan for the letter "c". Stephen
T. Johnson did a collection of photo-realistic paintings presented in his
book,"Alphabet City "(Viking , Penguin Books, 1995) which are true to
nature. The catch is getting enough cameras. Maybe have teams of five
kids, one camera per team? Our public library loans Polaroid cameras; it's
a source to check. Or maybe just a sketch will do. The assignment might
be easier in an urban setting. Has anyone else used this idea? Good

Cathy Gobeille

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