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Re: Elementary rewards

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Robert Beeching (robprod)
Thu, 21 Aug 1997 15:23:27 -0700

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>Date: Thu, 21 Aug 1997 13:51:38 -0700
>To: holmgren
>From: Robert Beeching <robprod>
>Subject: Re: Elementary rewards
>In-Reply-To: <v01540b00b021deca2f8d@[]>
>At 12:11 PM 8/21/97 -0500, you wrote:
>>Hi Melissa,
>> I use a similar system with my classes. For awards, I've done several
>>things. One, is to reproduce a page from a book of designs; you know, the
>>kind of real complex designs that can be colored in.
>This activity does not allow a child to design his or her
>own repeat pattern arrangements. Teach children the art "principle"
>of "repetition" by introducing circles, squares, and triangles:
>"the basic shapes of industry" and how to repeat shapes in
>both hroizontal/vertical, and implied "diagonal" arrangements.
>In this way, children not only learn to create their own complex
>repeat patterns for "applique" "block printing" and "cut paper"
>designs, they learn to form geometric shapes "free-hand."
> Sometimes I blow them
>>up on the zerox so the designs are larger and cut the paper in half; each
>>child gets a half sheet which they can fill in any way they want. Another
>>thing I do is to reproduce a small line drawing I've done
>Doing line drawings for children perpetuates a dependence
>on others, and as they advance through the grades get further
>away from the notion that they are capable of creating their
>own work!
> (these fit four
>>to a sheet), and give them each one of those. I call these "art awards".
>An award is usually presented for personal accomplishments.
>What have children accomplished in this activity other than
>coloring in and manipulating the work of others?

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