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From: dulcius (dulcius_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Aug 19 2011 - 07:29:40 PDT


This might sound kind of odd, but karaoke discs of popular top 40 (or
whatever!) music works great - the kids enjoy it, but aren't distracted
by words, plus you don't have to worry about inappropriate lyrics.
- Lydia in Toledo

On Fri, 19 Aug 2011 10:20 -0400, "Daniel Murren" <djmurren@verizon.net>
wrote:
> I like the doodling idea for middle school. The Kleenex box is a great
> idea. Would you cover it with drawing paper? Perhaps, cut paper to the
> size needed, doodle and then glue onto to the box.
>
> Does anyone have any suggestions of music to play in the art room with
> middle school?
> Sue
>
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>
> TEACHERARTEXCHANGE Digest for Thursday, August 18, 2011.
>
> 1. New Job Jitters
> 2. Doodle lesson
> 3. Re: Doodle lesson
> 4. RE: Doodle lesson
> 5. Re: Doodle lesson
> 6. Re: New Job Jitters
> 7. Re: Doodle lesson
> 8. SITES DE EDUCATION PROGRAMS on WEB - Art Educators k-12
> 9. doodling on 3D object
> 10. Re: doodling on 3D object
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: New Job Jitters
> From: sarah k <sarah.kerns3@gmail.com>
> Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2011 12:47:57 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 1
>
> After working at a small, private, Catholic, elementary and middle
> school for three years, I am starting in September at one of the five
> public middle schools in my city! I am super excited as I have been
> trying to get my foot in the door for years, and am really thankful
> for this opportunity to keep growing as a teacher.
>
> I will be transitioning from about 250 kids, grades 2-8, to upwards of
> 600 middle school aged kids. I'm nervous to say the least. I know I
> have been hired because I (appear to) know what I am doing, but with
> no curriculum in place to follow, just the MA state frameworks as
> guidelines (which I've basically taught to in the past) I have to
> start from scratch again and I'm a little overwhelmed. Aside from an
> introductory name design or mandala, I need to start organizing some
> units and/or lessons and nail down what supplies I have to work with.
>
> Does anyone have any advice for organizing a middle school curriculum?
> What materials (and brands) are a must have for a successful program?
> More over, does anyone have any advice for a first year, part time,
> middle school art teacher (whose going back to school part time
> herself)?
>
> You can find some of my lessons, and some other experiences, on my
> blog: http://chucksandcrayons.blogspot.com/
>
> Thank you, as always, for your guidance and advice! Feel free to email
> me off the list as well.
>
> Sarah Kerns
> Art
> Broad Meadows Middle School
> Quincy, MA
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: Doodle lesson
> From: Katherine Purdy <kjp1627@lausd.net>
> Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2011 10:14:09 -0700
> X-Message-Number: 2
>
> Hello everyone-
>
> I teach middle school and usually begin the year with a doodle project
> to ease my students fears about drawing....
> This year, instead of creating doodles in their sketchbooks, I'd like
> to get them doodling on some "thing"-like a 3-D
> object, but it has to be something we can make, costs little money or
> is from the recycle bin. Also it needs to be a surface
> we can actually draw on and SEE our doodles. I know-tough criteria!
>
> As you know when you TRULY doodle it is often on a piece of napkin,
> or a throwaway scrap of paper- because doodling is not precious!
> So my back up idea is to use napkins....but I am not sold on it yet!
>
> So I thought I'd ask the group fpr suggestions. I also thought of
> teaching kids FIRST to make a 3-D origami cube,
> because I do origami early in the year as well, but that's more
> difficult for some kids, and really requires me to teach origami
> first instead of doodling-and I like to start EASY for everyone! If
> the following tidbit helps spur your imaginations.... I got this
> 3-D doodling idea from a Kleenex box with amazing looking ballpoint
> doodle designs on it!
>
> Thanks,
> Kathy
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: Re: Doodle lesson
> From: Ann Heineman <aiheineman@prodigy.net>
> Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2011 13:40:18 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 3
>
> Bonjour Kathy,
> Perhaps you can purchase some small white paper sacs in bulk then
> stuff
> them with firm rolls of newspaper until they fill up to the dimensions of
> a
> cube. Tape close the flaps and voilĂ , instant cube.
>
> Ann-on-y-mouse in Columbus
> Art Teacher K-5, retired since 2002. My work is going to be in a
> group exhibit at Fort Hayes HS Shot Tower Gallery August 26- October 7.
> There will be a reception on Friday, September 30, 7-9 PM. If you are in
> the
> Central Ohio area, you are most welcome to attend!
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Aug 18, 2011, at 13:14, Katherine Purdy <kjp1627@lausd.net> wrote:
>
> > Hello everyone-
> >
> > I teach middle school and usually begin the year with a doodle project to
> ease my students fears about drawing....
> > This year, instead of creating doodles in their sketchbooks, I'd like to
> get them doodling on some "thing"-like a 3-D
> > object, but it has to be something we can make, costs little money or is
> from the recycle bin. Also it needs to be a surface
> > we can actually draw on and SEE our doodles. I know-tough criteria!
> >
> > As you know when you TRULY doodle it is often on a piece of napkin, or a
> throwaway scrap of paper- because doodling is not precious!
> > So my back up idea is to use napkins....but I am not sold on it yet!
> >
> > So I thought I'd ask the group fpr suggestions. I also thought of
> teaching kids FIRST to make a 3-D origami cube,
> > because I do origami early in the year as well, but that's more difficult
> for some kids, and really requires me to teach origami
> > first instead of doodling-and I like to start EASY for everyone! If the
> following tidbit helps spur your imaginations.... I got this
> > 3-D doodling idea from a Kleenex box with amazing looking ballpoint doodle
> designs on it!
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Kathy
> >
> > ---
> > To unsubscribe go
> tohttp://www.getty.edu/education/teacherartexchange/unsubscribe.html
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: RE: Doodle lesson
> From: Marcia <mbhirst@aol.com>
> Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2011 12:42:19 -0500
> X-Message-Number: 4
>
> How about doodling on a styrofoam cup ? I have seen an artist somewhere
> on
> the internet who does amazing cups.
> Marcia in Illinois
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Katherine Purdy
> Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2011 12:14 PM
> To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
> Subject: [teacherartexchange] Doodle lesson
>
> Hello everyone-
>
> I teach middle school and usually begin the year with a doodle project
> to ease my students fears about drawing....
> This year, instead of creating doodles in their sketchbooks, I'd like
> to get them doodling on some "thing"-like a 3-D
> object, but it has to be something we can make, costs little money or
> is from the recycle bin. Also it needs to be a surface
> we can actually draw on and SEE our doodles. I know-tough criteria!
>
> As you know when you TRULY doodle it is often on a piece of napkin,
> or a throwaway scrap of paper- because doodling is not precious!
> So my back up idea is to use napkins....but I am not sold on it yet!
>
> So I thought I'd ask the group fpr suggestions. I also thought of
> teaching kids FIRST to make a 3-D origami cube,
> because I do origami early in the year as well, but that's more
> difficult for some kids, and really requires me to teach origami
> first instead of doodling-and I like to start EASY for everyone! If
> the following tidbit helps spur your imaginations.... I got this
> 3-D doodling idea from a Kleenex box with amazing looking ballpoint
> doodle designs on it!
>
> Thanks,
> Kathy
>
> ---
> To unsubscribe go to
> http://www.getty.edu/education/teacherartexchange/unsubscribe.html
>
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: Re: Doodle lesson
> From: Natalie Sakurai <gnatsak@surewest.net>
> Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2011 10:45:15 -0700
> X-Message-Number: 5
>
> Why not doodle on a square of paper, and then use it to create a
> simple origami?
> Natalie
> On Aug 18, 2011, at 10:14 AM, Katherine Purdy wrote:
>
> > Hello everyone-
> >
> > I teach middle school and usually begin the year with a doodle
> > project to ease my students fears about drawing....
> > This year, instead of creating doodles in their sketchbooks, I'd
> > like to get them doodling on some "thing"-like a 3-D
> > object, but it has to be something we can make, costs little money
> > or is from the recycle bin. Also it needs to be a surface
> > we can actually draw on and SEE our doodles. I know-tough criteria!
> >
> > As you know when you TRULY doodle it is often on a piece of napkin,
> > or a throwaway scrap of paper- because doodling is not precious!
> > So my back up idea is to use napkins....but I am not sold on it yet!
> >
> > So I thought I'd ask the group fpr suggestions. I also thought of
> > teaching kids FIRST to make a 3-D origami cube,
> > because I do origami early in the year as well, but that's more
> > difficult for some kids, and really requires me to teach origami
> > first instead of doodling-and I like to start EASY for everyone! If
> > the following tidbit helps spur your imaginations.... I got this
> > 3-D doodling idea from a Kleenex box with amazing looking ballpoint
> > doodle designs on it!
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Kathy
> >
> > ---
> > To unsubscribe go
> tohttp://www.getty.edu/education/teacherartexchange/unsubscribe.html
>
>
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: Re: New Job Jitters
> From: Diane Gregory <gregory.diane55@yahoo.com>
> Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2011 11:18:17 -0700 (PDT)
> X-Message-Number: 6
>
> Hi Sarah,
>
> This sounds like an elementary art teaching position I had several years
> ago. 
>
>
> You are correct.  The first thing to do is make an inventory of supplies,
> equipment, supply storage and storage for on going projects.
>
> The second thing to do is to get information about the students
> themselves.  Perhaps your school principal or other teachers can give
> you professional insight about the strengths and abilities of the
> students at the school.  They can also give you dates and information
> about special occasions or functions that you may want to integrate with
> your art program or be aware how it might affect your planning.
>
>
> The
> third thing you need to do is create a week by week frame work that can
> fit on one or two pages for the entire year.  The framework should list
> grade level, time taught, objectives, theme, media, themes.  This
> framework is essential so that you can begin to plug in learning
> experiences for each week so that you have only two or three
> preparations as far as supplies, resources, storage.  You could create a
> table using Microsoft Word to help yourself get organized.  The idea
> here is to organize your curriculum so as not to overwhelm yourself.  I
> would use no more than 2 or 3 different media each week and
> corresponding visual resources.  You can change up the assignment, but
> keep the changes in media and resources to only 2 or 3 different media
> or resources.  I would tend to divide the curriculum into 2D, 3D,and
> mixed media.  I would probably do 2D and mixed media in the fall and 3D
> mixed media in the spring.
>
> As you work through this framework, contact other teachers to see if you
> can integrate any of your lessons with theirs.  They really don't need
> to coincide at the same time.  You might just choose one or two
> disciplines to integrate during your first year.
>
> Fourth, develop a classroom management and discipline plan that works
> with
> your framework.  Make sure you have enough storage for supplies.  Develop
> a
> traffic flow pattern and if necessary rearrange the furniture to
> accommodate your framework.  Make sure you have enough storage for
> on-going projects...600 students is a lot and you will need a system to
> manage all of this. (When developing your framework, be sure to take
> this into account.  You may want to minimize or plan for projects that
> take on-going storage, if you have limited on-going space.)
>
>
> Fifth, develop a support group from the community and other teachers. 
> Perhaps you can ask for volunteers and make contact with community
> resources
>
> and parents and of course the PTA.
>
> Sixth, develop scoring rubrics for each project that can be carried
> around
> with you as you work with students in the classroom.  Part time jobs can
> have a way of becoming full time jobs at part time pay if you are not
> able to do the work while at work.  I am trying out using my iPad 2 this
> fall as a way to evaluate student artistic performance (process and
> product) using Pages, a great app for a number of things.  During class,
> I
> hope to visit with most students and evaluate their work in-progress
> and completed while in class, thereby reducing my out of class workload.
>
> There are, of course, many other things you could do, but this is enough
> for
> starters :-)
>
> Best of luck.
> Diane
>  
>
> Go confidently in the direction of your dreams--Live the Life You've
> Imagined!
> Henry David Thoreau, Walden
>
> Dr. Diane C. Gregory
> Associate Professor of Art Education
> Director, Undergraduate & Graduate Studies in Art Education
> dgregory@mail.twu.edu
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> > From: sarah k <sarah.kerns3@gmail.com>
> > To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
> <teacherartexchange@lists.pub.getty.edu>
> > Cc:
> > Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2011 11:47 AM
> > Subject: [teacherartexchange] New Job Jitters
> >
> > After working at a small, private, Catholic, elementary and middle
> > school for three years, I am starting in September at one of the five
> > public middle schools in my city! I am super excited as I have been
> > trying to get my foot in the door for years, and am really thankful
> > for this opportunity to keep growing as a teacher.
> >
> > I will be transitioning from about 250 kids, grades 2-8, to upwards of
> > 600 middle school aged kids. I'm nervous to say the least. I know I
> > have been hired because I (appear to) know what I am doing, but with
> > no curriculum in place to follow, just the MA state frameworks as
> > guidelines (which I've basically taught to in the past) I have to
> > start from scratch again and I'm a little overwhelmed. Aside from an
> > introductory name design or mandala, I need to start organizing some
> > units and/or lessons and nail down what supplies I have to work with.
> >
> > Does anyone have any advice for organizing a middle school curriculum?
> > What materials (and brands) are a must have for a successful program?
> > More over, does anyone have any advice for a first year, part time,
> > middle school art teacher (whose going back to school part time
> > herself)?
> >
> > You can find some of my lessons, and some other experiences, on my
> > blog: http://chucksandcrayons.blogspot.com/
> >
> > Thank you, as always, for your guidance and advice! Feel free to email
> > me off the list as well.
> >
> > Sarah Kerns
> > Art
> > Broad Meadows Middle School
> > Quincy, MA
> >
> > ---
> > To unsubscribe go to
> > http://www.getty.edu/education/teacherartexchange/unsubscribe.html
> >
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: Re: Doodle lesson
> From: Katherine Purdy <kjp1627@lausd.net>
> Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2011 11:33:27 -0700
> X-Message-Number: 7
>
> THANK YOU SO MUCH EVERYONE!
>
> I especially love the styrofoam cup idea!
>
>
>
> On Aug 18, 2011, at 10:42 AM, Marcia wrote:
>
> > How about doodling on a styrofoam cup ? I have seen an artist
> > somewhere on the internet who does amazing cups.
> > Marcia in Illinois
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Katherine Purdy
> > Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2011 12:14 PM
> > To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
> > Subject: [teacherartexchange] Doodle lesson
> >
> > Hello everyone-
> >
> > I teach middle school and usually begin the year with a doodle project
> > to ease my students fears about drawing....
> > This year, instead of creating doodles in their sketchbooks, I'd like
> > to get them doodling on some "thing"-like a 3-D
> > object, but it has to be something we can make, costs little money or
> > is from the recycle bin. Also it needs to be a surface
> > we can actually draw on and SEE our doodles. I know-tough criteria!
> >
> > As you know when you TRULY doodle it is often on a piece of napkin,
> > or a throwaway scrap of paper- because doodling is not precious!
> > So my back up idea is to use napkins....but I am not sold on it yet!
> >
> > So I thought I'd ask the group fpr suggestions. I also thought of
> > teaching kids FIRST to make a 3-D origami cube,
> > because I do origami early in the year as well, but that's more
> > difficult for some kids, and really requires me to teach origami
> > first instead of doodling-and I like to start EASY for everyone! If
> > the following tidbit helps spur your imaginations.... I got this
> > 3-D doodling idea from a Kleenex box with amazing looking ballpoint
> > doodle designs on it!
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Kathy
> >
> > ---
> > To unsubscribe go to
> > http://www.getty.edu/education/teacherartexchange/unsubscribe.html
> >
> >
> > ---
> > To unsubscribe go to
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> >
>
>
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>
> Subject: SITES DE EDUCATION PROGRAMS on WEB - Art Educators k-12
> From: "Cristina Simoes" <crismatisse@gmail.com>
> Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2011 16:10:22 -0300
> X-Message-Number: 8
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Michal Austin" <whest177@wheatstate.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, August 17, 2011 9:18 AM
> Subject: RE: Art Educators k-12
>
>
> A few sites to get you started:
> http://www.gsn.org/programs/travelbuddies/index.html
> http://projects.twice.cc/
> http://cilc.org/
> http://www.twice.cc/
> http://www.epals.com/
>
> By telecollaborative are you referring to using Skype or Polycom or
> similar
> device?
> ~Michal
>
>
> Where can I find a list of art education organizations or individual
> teacher
> groups that are presently involved in telecollaborativ art projects? I
> would
> like to engage my students in something National or International; or
> perhaps develop a project of my own?
>
>
>
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: doodling on 3D object
> From: San D Hasselman <shasselman@hotmail.com>
> Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2011 19:13:17 +0000
> X-Message-Number: 9
>
>
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/31239756@N04/sets/72157622448151132/
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: Re: doodling on 3D object
> From: Katherine Purdy <kjp1627@lausd.net>
> Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2011 12:32:57 -0700
> X-Message-Number: 10
>
> San,
>
> Great beginning of the year activity! I can really see my students
> working in groups to create these! Have you made a lesson
> for this that you would like to share here?
>
> Thanks,
> Kathy
>
> On Aug 18, 2011, at 12:13 PM, San D Hasselman wrote:
>
> >
> > http://www.flickr.com/photos/31239756@N04/sets/72157622448151132/
>
> >
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>
>
>
>
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