Sarah, I have them make paper/ card boxes. I have a contest to see who can
make the most nesting boxes or the most creative use of a box- this is
3rd-6th gr. I give a little prize for the winners. They learn how one
class, then we do the challenge the next. They start with a 6x6 in. square-
any larger or smaller, they have to come up with how. This keeps them
focused- and they love to learn something new to do.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sarah Critzman" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group"
Sent: Thursday, December 14, 2006 12:44 PM
Subject: [teacherartexchange] K-3 Teaching before Christmas??
> My room is a MESS! The kids are crazy! Classes are
> gone for concerts and field trips! This time of year
> always seems to catch me off guard - I think I plan a
> suitable lesson but it is so hard to get my kids,
> (K-3) to settle down enough to listen to directions
> and work on anything. Then when they finally start to
> work, it starts snowing and we are back to the
> Does anyone else have these problems? What kinds of
> things do you do right before the holidays or break?
> I need something to keep my sanity for one more
> Thanks for any ideas :)
> Sarah, in WI
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