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Re: patterns, neckties

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menichino (menichino)
Sun, 18 Apr 1999 19:43:12 -0400


Hi Linda --
Can you give more details on the man in the suit recipe? (I had the
Magritte work on display and one 1st grader wanted to know if the men were
floating down or UP!)
Liz in rural NY

>
> This reminds me of a fun lesson I did with 2nd graders a few years ago.
> We looked at the Magritte work I dubbed "Raining Bussinessmen" (can't
> remember what Magritte called it right now) which has lots of various
> sized Englishmen in suits and derby hats "raining" out of a blue sky
> onto a city skyline (I think!). So each of the kids made a 12x18 paper
> businessman/woman with black suit, derby hat, and unique TIE! using that
> old standby man-in-the-suit recipe. We covered a big wall with blue roll
> paper, cut/glued tops of buildings along the bottom edgee, and stuck our
> raining businessmen, Magritte-like, all over. Some of the kids who had
> finished early made a second one 9x12 or 6x9 so we had some variety in
> sizes of men too.
> It was a big hit that the now 5th graders still remember.