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Re: clay project ideas for 5th graders-help!

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river002 ("river002")
Mon, 05 Apr 1999 23:23:55 -0400


Sher, Since you've been doing all that preparation, you have the basis
for a couple of great clay units! Two items come to mind: one, take the
plant drawings, transfer them to handmade tiles and adhere them to
plywood
with mastic. This creates a wonderful frame around a window in the
school. This was done very successfully in my school 2 years ago and
still brings admiring comments. (Plus it leaves behind a little part of
those fifth graders!) Secondly, another success with fifth graders and
clay was to create dragonflies, lizards, caterpillars, etc. during a
ecological study of creatures indigenous to our area. We glazed the
creatures and placed them outside in an area near the Butterfly
Garden. I'll be happy to share more details later if these
ideas are generating any dendrites, right now it's late and I can't believe
I'm sitting here pounding away at the keyboard. Let me know......

"...5th grade so far has been concentrating on values and still lifes and
using values to make objects look real,,,,, plus they are using ezcut for
relief
printing; drawing plants from outside for the subject matter..."