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Laurann65
Thu, 21 Aug 1997 17:59:16 -0400 (EDT)

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In a message dated 97-08-20 21:13:27 EDT, Laurann65 writes:

<< Subj: Re: art books
Date: 97-08-20 21:13:27 EDT
From: Laurann65
To: kblack

Hello Kathy!

Last year was the first year I did the 'Art Book'. I was happy with the
concept but still want to refine the whole process. I made the books with my
1-5th graders. we used newsprint (9 x 12) folded in half, with a
construction paper cover the same size and also folded. We stapeled the edge
three times and decorated the cover. I had them write the Art Rules inside
the front cover (since I am on a cart this way I could show an evaluating
administrator that I had my rules 'posted'). We did this on our first day
(last year).

My first & second graders couldn't wait to draw in their book, I told them
no markers beacuse they bleed through the paper. My 4th & 5th graders took
notes in their book, and when I gave art tests they were allowed to use them,
so they were motivated to actually take notes. Sometimes we practiced
drawing in our books before we did a project. I kept them in each classroom.

Some students, if they had an extra spiral notebook used that for their art
book. We just glued their construction paper cover on the front (some of
them kept falling off, staples might work better).

My district is low income, and we are lucky to have anything. We are very
good at making do with what we have. If my kids had more money I would like
to buy real sketch books with plain paper and sell them to all the kids, but
that just isn't practical for this situation.

Another friend of mine uses wallpaper samples for covers, punches holes and
ties them with yarn.

Use what you have to make it work for you.

If you do books let me know what you come up with!

:) Laura Allan >>

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Subj: Re: art books
Date: 97-08-20 21:13:27 EDT
From: Laurann65
To: kblack

Hello Kathy!

Last year was the first year I did the 'Art Book'. I was happy with the
concept but still want to refine the whole process. I made the books with my
1-5th graders. we used newsprint (9 x 12) folded in half, with a
construction paper cover the same size and also folded. We stapeled the edge
three times and decorated the cover. I had them write the Art Rules inside
the front cover (since I am on a cart this way I could show an evaluating
administrator that I had my rules 'posted'). We did this on our first day
(last year).

My first & second graders couldn't wait to draw in their book, I told them no
markers beacuse they bleed through the paper. My 4th & 5th graders took
notes in their book, and when I gave art tests they were allowed to use them,
so they were motivated to actually take notes. Sometimes we practiced
drawing in our books before we did a project. I kept them in each classroom.

Some students, if they had an extra spiral notebook used that for their art
book. We just glued their construction paper cover on the front (some of
them kept falling off, staples might work better).

My district is low income, and we are lucky to have anything. We are very
good at making do with what we have. If my kids had more money I would like
to buy real sketch books with plain paper and sell them to all the kids, but
that just isn't practical for this situation.

Another friend of mine uses wallpaper samples for covers, punches holes and
ties them with yarn.

Use what you have to make it work for you.

If you do books let me know what you come up with!

:) Laura Allan


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