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Re: Need Ideas for senior guys...


From: Judy Decker (jdecker_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Aug 30 2003 - 06:35:20 PDT

Need Ideas for senior guys...Patty - I loved your post.... and you never had any boys of your own -- and you know boys!

Great day!

  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Patricia Knott
  To: ArtsEdNet Talk
  Sent: Friday, August 29, 2003 10:48 PM
  Subject: Need Ideas for senior guys...

> They've done woodcuts...and this worked
> OK...but this group is destructive and at the same time too playful.

  Woodcuts worked because they got to chop wood

> They broke up about 50 of my new
> Prismacolor colored pencils
  they got to chop wood

  They are "bad" boys :-). They need to chop wood. They want to destroy.
  Give them something to destroy and put back together.
  Boys want to build, they want to manipulate materials, and they have to touch things including each other.

  Give them 3-D
  let them hammer and bang and chip and carve
  let them make models and build structures
  give them design problems and make them work in cooperative teams
         they like teams, they like competition relate to the games they like to play or their cars
  get off the 2-d stuff - they can't sit

  if you let them chop with a purpose they won't destroy what you value