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At 12:35 AM 4/22/98 -0400, you wrote:
>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