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Lesson Plans

second day activity

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Wed, 25 Aug 1999 08:54:43 EDT

this is a second day of school activity.
on the first day i let the class sit anywhere they like, i tell them its only
for the day. i access the "groupings" interactions while we go over the
rules and expectations.
on the second day ( i do this with the 7th and 8th grade classes) i pass out
cards to the students face down. one color with the artist name for boys and
one color with the description of the artist for girls. or the other way
around! go ahead and call me sexist, but this has always worked!
the first three boy girl pairs sitting at a table together with a correct
artist pair get a prize (candy). i then get the artist pairs together and
explain this becomes the seating chart. tables have 4 seats 2 boys, two
it is fun because in 6th grade we do intensive artist research projects with
written reports and artwork in that artists style and class presentations.
there are 15 artists the 6th graders (should) know. we have a good laugh at
who remembers and what artists and recall the artwork students did, etc.
you can also see how the seating arraignments can be manipulated by you!!!