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Re: What's the first lesson you do?

From: Felsecker (felsecker)
Date: Sun Aug 20 2000 - 19:28:15 PDT

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    What age group do you teach?
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    From: <Iteachart7>
    To: ArtsEdNet Talk <artsednet>
    Sent: Sunday, August 20, 2000 9:00 PM
    Subject: What's the first lesson you do?

    > Dear Art people:
    > I know many of you have already started school already. I don't go back
    > until the 29th for inservice and the kids don't come in until the 5th.
    > this summer so many wonderful ideas and concepts have been shared and I
    > wondering what everyone will be doing there first full lesson on?
    > I'll start here. I always begin the first week with LINE. It's our
    taking a
    > mark for a walk week culminating in our name quilt. We spend the first
    > days making lines with sharpie markers, They have to come up with as many
    > differences in size, shape, value, as they can. They are then given a
    > piece of 80lbs drawing paper. They have to write their name in cursive
    > or last whichever is longer) large and horizontally across the paper. If
    > it's real long and runs off the paper that's OK. Then they turn the paper
    > vertically and write their other name midway across the center. The trick
    > here is to start writing and stop when you reach the first name, hop over
    > continue writing the rest of your name. Their name should look like a
    > sign. Then they go over it with the marker and work the contour using the
    > different lines they've developed. It should be worked in the "round" by
    > turning the paper as you work. It's a great way to get to know names. I
    > this with all 175 kids and in three days I know all their names. We hang
    > up in the cafe like a giant quilt. All the cross sections pretty much
    > up and it makes quite a statement as our first group project.
    > Peace
    > Gabrielle
    > ---


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