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Re: [teacherartexchange] Parents Open House


From: Lorna Pezanelli (lornacp_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Aug 13 2005 - 10:31:35 PDT


Thanks for the info and the web site address. The "names" project sounds
good, and the web site you suggested had many ideas for name drawings. I
particularly liked the one on names in perspective. Last year, I did a
lesson with my Gr. 4 kids where they had to draw write their first names
in large letters (12x18 paper) and then draw smaller objects that began
with each letter in their names. This lesson combines literacy and art,
the kids enjoyed it very much, and they looked wonderful! After they
were taken down, the classroom teachers taped them to the front of each
student's desk to help learn names. Should I send this lesson to Judy
Decker for the IAD?

Thanks again for your help. I'm definitely going to put some of these
ideas to use!

Lorna in MA

Deborah Kaye wrote:

> Hi Lorna and all,
> I don't know if you were a member when I posted this before.....
> Names ideas:
> I found this in Google
> Here is a link I found in Google for Art Open House ideas:
> I posted an idea of doing some self portraits - then displaying an
> Acrostic poem with the portrait. Includes character ed words, too. I
> didn't save my post....but here is an example of an Acrostic poem for
> Deborah (includes meaning of name "bee" and honest").
> Dedicated
> Educating all
> Busy as a bee
> On task
> Respecfully
> Answering questions
> Honestly
> Jeryl H. does some skills assessment drawings. Students draw a house,
> a tree and a person (in any creative way they can). I think she got
> the idea originally from the list. She has them do this skills
> assessment every year, saves them and then hands them back when they
> move out of elementary. (this was posted to one of the Yahoo lists).
> Lots more can be found in Getty archives... add TeacherArtExchange
> when you enter your key words.
> Deborah
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