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Re: unit ideas - organization

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Melissa Enderle (melissae)
Wed, 28 Apr 1999 22:46:47 -0500

>I purchased about 50 file folders and white labels. I
>labeled each file with a different media. Graphite, paint, fibers, cut
>chalk, clay, charcoal. I then sorted each elementary project according to
>media, thinking I could have every grade working with the same media at the
>same time. Easier right??? Well I still felt there was no
>"connectedness" as
>you called it. It was easier on me not having so many different supplies out
>at one time but it just didn't make sense.

I have found a solution that works for me regarding the dilemma as to
which file to put the lesson ideas into. After I have read a lesson or
article, I enter a basic overview of the lesson into a FileMaker Pro
file, appropriately called "Art Lessons." If the article came from School
Arts or a book, I will also indicate the original source and date and
with all filed items, where I can find the paper copy. Through several
years of diligence, I now have over1500 lessons activities in this
wonderful database file that I created. Through its cross-categorical
multi-level searching, I can quickly find lesson ideas that I hae long
since forgotten. Wonderful tool for those mounting ideas!

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