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Re: Eric Carle

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Kari George (
Mon, 27 Apr 1998 15:50:41 -0500

>Yes as a matter of fact I do have a good E. Carle related
>lesson. It started because we have a great eric c. video and
>he is an author our students read a lot.
>grade level-2nd. 1st art pd.
>create beautiful papers-marbling, gadget printing, monoprint,
>I usually set up stations, demonstrate and let them go at it. I do not tell
>them what these beautiful papers are for.
>Next lesson: watch the video done by E. Carle (he talks about his
>inspiration for his books and how he creates
>hi beautiful collage papers.
>What is a collage? explain. then pass back the student papers and cut the
>they have created into their own picture. i usually ask them to keep it
>one large subject-perhaps animal, then fill space. One of my favorite lessons.
>good luck sb

Hello felow caterpillar fans!

Very nice approach sb...I just signed on to the list afew weeks ago and was
only lurking when the caterpillar exchange was at its hieght...perhaps what
I have to add is old hat....

My kindergarteners and first graders are wrapping up a semester of Eric
Carle...most of the lessons follow a simple format ie: we read the book for
motivation, I tie in an artist for the DBAE aspect when available, and then
create our weekly artmaking...fairly exploritory...lots of mixed media. For
example: Papa Please Get The Moon For Me--Starry Night--yellow,gold and
white painting with q-tips...anyway, in my quest for fresh ideas, I came
across a web site that could help and/or could use our help depending on
where your at: freshest idea is slated for May, ceramic foods that we are going
to poke a large hole, watercolor, and then create very
hungry caterpillars nibbling out of the holes...I haven't quite figured out
the caterpillar part yet...someone suggested pom-pomms but they leave an
aesthetically bad aftertaste in my probably too purest mind...any ideas??

Happy 'Pillaring,

Kari George
Fairview Elementary
Milwaukee, WI