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Re: [teacherartexchange] Motivating projects for 8th graders?


Date: Mon Dec 01 2008 - 13:16:45 PST

Rebecca gave you some good ideas, especially the weaving, which keeps both hands very busy!
It's also clean and quiet and keeps them seated. There are many ways to introduce
weaving/fiber crafts into the classroom. If you can get scraps of matboard, it's easy to cut
slits into it with good scissors; you can throw in measuring 1/4" spaces between slits. If
that's too overwhelming, give them a premeasured template. Macrame is fun for them, too.

Another sure fire winner for MSers is anything that uses their names or initials as a starting
point. Look at IAD for some great ideas. I'd send you mine, but have no digital photos.


> Any suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated. I have K - 8, with only
> a minute between each class and, again, very little storage space, so
> 2D projects are best. In total, I have about 100 8th graders who I see
> once a week for 45 minutes.

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