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Re: [teacherartexchange] Music for middle school classroom

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From: Denise Mozzetti (mozzart_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Aug 19 2011 - 17:28:44 PDT


Wow - what a great idea!

Denise in Novato

On Aug 19, 2011, at 7:29 AM, dulcius wrote:

> 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
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
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>> Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 3:03 AM
>> To: teacherartexchange digest recipients
>> Subject: teacherartexchange digest: August 18, 2011
>>
>> 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
>>> http://www.getty.edu/education/teacherartexchange/unsubscribe.html
>>>
>>
>>
>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>>
>> 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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