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Re: Mandala project for 5th graders...circle of light - Hands

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linalt_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Sun Aug 29 2004 - 15:18:03 PDT


I am also doing a mandala lesson with 5th graders this year. I
simplified it somewhat and stressed the radial design element more.
Their mandalas had to be about them. It couldn't just be designs. I
mentioned adding items that said something about them. For instance, if
they like to read, they might add a book. If they are into drawing,
they could use a pencil as a symbol. We left the religious part out. I
have many cultures, countries, etc., represented in my school and I
couldn't risk offending anyone. I have found the many children aren't
good with rulers, compasses, and protractors!!!!! I'll post photos on
my schools web site in a few weeks when we finish. There are 30 kids in
each of these classes, of all abilities.

Lin

On Aug 28, 2004, at 5:54 PM, lindwood@webtv.net wrote:

> mandala project next week.

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