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Re:[teacherartexchange] teacherartexchange digest: December 01, 2008

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From: donnalyn shuster (d_shuster_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Dec 02 2008 - 09:09:44 PST


Sounds like my grade 7 kids this year. A very challenging group - except I have them before AND after lunch in 39 minute classes. It feels like March here and it is only December!!

Donnalyn

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> From: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group digest <teacherartexchange@lists.pub.getty.edu>
> Subject: teacherartexchange digest: December 01, 2008
> To: "teacherartexchange digest recipients" <teacherartexchange@lists.pub.getty.edu>
> Date: Tuesday, December 2, 2008, 3:01 AM
> TEACHERARTEXCHANGE Digest for Monday, December 01, 2008.
>
> 1. mission statement
> 2. Re: mission statement
> 3. Motivating projects for 8th graders?
> 4. Re: Motivating projects for 8th graders?
> 5. Re: Motivating projects for 8th graders?
> 6. Re: Motivating projects for 8th graders?
> 7. Looking for a Pattern
> 8. Re: Looking for a Pattern
>
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>
> Subject: mission statement
> From: donnalyn shuster <d_shuster@yahoo.com>
> Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2008 04:48:10 -0800 (PST)
> X-Message-Number: 1
>
> Has anyone written a mission statement for their art
> departments? Got wind of this idea at conference last
> weekend in the Crayola handouts from the company.
>
> Donnalyn in NY
>
>
>
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: Re: mission statement
> From: tbarry@awrsd.org
> Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2008 08:00:22 -0500
> X-Message-Number: 2
>
>
> Hi Donna,
> At the high school where I work (Regional, MA) we created a
> mission
> statement about 5 years ago... soon after, we adapted it to
> include
> the entire district art departments K-12.
>
> The mission of the K-12 Visual Arts Department is based on
> the
> recognition of the universal human need for visual
> expression. Central
> to the mission is our commitment to provide an environment
> in which
> the student will develop aesthetic skills: the ability to
> express
> oneself artistically. Students are introduced to a variety
> of media
> and techniques that develop, challenge, enhance and
> contribute to
> creative thinking, problem solving and individual
> expression.
>
> I hope this helps.
>
> Theresa Barry
>
> Oakmont Regional High School
> Visual Arts Department
> http://www.awrsd.org/oak/art/index.htm
>
> Summer Art Studios
> http://mysite.verizon.net/vze8f65p/barry.art.studios/index.html
>
>
> Quoting donnalyn shuster <d_shuster@yahoo.com>:
>
> > Has anyone written a mission statement for their art
> departments?
> > Got wind of this idea at conference last weekend in
> the Crayola
> > handouts from the company.
> >
> > Donnalyn in NY
> >
> >
> >
> >
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>
> Subject: Motivating projects for 8th graders?
> From: knoonan@everett.k12.ma.us
> Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2008 11:33:59 -0500
> X-Message-Number: 3
>
> I have 8th graders the very first thing in the morning.
> They're tired
> and grumpy and some of the groups are a bit
> "rough". If I give them a
> project that's too simple, they don't want to do it
> because it's
> "boring" but a project that is
> interesting/creative or complicated
> seems to overwhelm them. I'm often fighting just to get
> their heads
> off of their desks!
>
> I have very little space, so a number of 3D projects are
> out. This is
> also a group that I've been told wouldn't be able
> to handle using any
> kind of knives safely. It's a large-ish class size (up
> to 30 in one
> class) and there are several students in each class that
> don't speak
> much English.
>
> 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.
>
> Thank you!
>
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: Re: Motivating projects for 8th graders?
> From: "Rebecca Burch" <mamallama@gmail.com>
> Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2008 11:51:34 -0500
> X-Message-Number: 4
>
> I have the same kids, I think! Nah, I'm pretty sure
> all 8th graders
> are the same, for the most part.
>
> Here are my favorite lesson plans that seem to go over
> well:
>
> metal repousse' -- requires a lot of prep but keeps
> their hands busy
> for a long time
> weaving projects (especially woven belts, bracelets, and
> other
> projects that don't require a loom)
> multi-part projects that involve steps and moving at their
> own pace
> (like drawing a portrait, then using that portrait to do
> cubism)
> Origami (good lesson for groups that need a reminder to
> listen to directions.)
> styrofoam tray printmaking (or other printing projects)
> graphic novels
> building a wiki (if you have computer lab)
>
>
> of course, my favorite thing is having stations that allow
> kids to
> work at their own pace and then move to a new station.
> This works
> especially well if you have your own classroom, but I bet
> it's
> cart-able, too.
>
> Mostly, I think students take it more seriously if you
> grade their
> projects quickly and give frequent feedback in the form of
> grades.
> Use a rubric so they can see what you expect, and give them
> opportunities to rework projects for a better grade within
> a short
> period of time. It's a lot of work and time consuming
> to get started,
> but trust me, it saves so much time and wasted supplies for
> kids who
> just aren't taking the class seriously. email me off
> list if you want
> to see my rubric or have questions about any of the
> projects.
>
> Becky (Charleston WV)
>
>
>
> On Mon, Dec 1, 2008 at 11:33 AM, <> wrote:
> >
> > I have 8th graders the very first thing in the
> morning. They're tired and grumpy and some of the groups
> are a bit "rough". If I give them a project
> that's too simple, they don't want to do it because
> it's "boring" but a project that is
> interesting/creative or complicated seems to overwhelm them.
> I'm often fighting just to get their heads off of their
> desks!
> >
> > I have very little space, so a number of 3D projects
> are out. This is also a group that I've been told
> wouldn't be able to handle using any kind of knives
> safely. It's a large-ish class size (up to 30 in one
> class) and there are several students in each class that
> don't speak much English.
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > Thank you!
> >
> >
> > ---
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> tohttp://www.getty.edu/education/teacherartexchange/unsubscribe.html
>
>
>
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>
> Subject: Re: Motivating projects for 8th graders?
> From: mwhiteec@cablemodem.com.ec
> Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2008 16:16:45 -0500 (ECT)
> X-Message-Number: 5
>
> 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.
>
> Maggie
>
>
>
> > 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.
>
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: Re: Motivating projects for 8th graders?
> From: Woody Duncan <woodyduncan@comcast.net>
> Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2008 17:04:57 -0700
> X-Message-Number: 6
>
> I love 8th graders - one does have to ease them into the
> more
> difficult (longer problems).
> I have lots of ideas on my CD of lesson plans:
> 35 Quality Middle School Art Lessons
> http://www.taospaint.com/QualityLessons.html
> There are a few ideas on my web site:
> http://www.taospaint.com/ColorPrinting.html
> http://www.taospaint.com/Jazz_CollageUnit.html
> http://www.taospaint.com/JazzCollage.html
> http://www.taospaint.com/AdobeLesson.html
> http://www.taospaint.com/LessonCollographPrint.html
> http://www.taospaint.com/LessonSelfPortraitPrints.html
> Best of Luck, Woody
> Eight graders should be able to handle working with knives
> and sharp
> objects.
>
> On Dec 1, 2008, at 9:33 AM, knoonan@everett.k12.ma.us
> wrote:
>
> > I have 8th graders the very first thing in the
> morning. They're
> > tired and grumpy and some of the groups are a bit
> "rough". If I
> > give them a project that's too simple, they
> don't want to do it
> > because it's "boring" but a project that
> is interesting/creative or
> > complicated seems to overwhelm them. I'm often
> fighting just to get
> > their heads off of their desks!
> >
> > I have very little space, so a number of 3D projects
> are out. This
> > is also a group that I've been told wouldn't
> be able to handle
> > using any kind of knives safely. It's a large-ish
> class size (up to
> > 30 in one class) and there are several students in
> each class that
> > don't speak much English.
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > Thank you!
> >
>
> Woody, Retired in Albuquerque
> mailto:woodyduncan@comcast.net
>
> Read My Blog:
> http://www.taospaint.com/WoodysBlog08/December.html
>
> Watercolors on Note Cards
> http://www.taospaint.com/WoodysWatercolor/NoteCards.html
>
> 35 Quality Middle School Art Lessons
> http://www.taospaint.com/QualityLessons.html
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: Looking for a Pattern
> From: "M. Austin" <whest177@wheatstate.com>
> Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2008 21:50:12 -0600
> X-Message-Number: 7
>
> I attended the Kansas state art ed conference last fall
> & received a pattern
> to create a sphere out of paper. The pattern is one that
> you cut up the
> pieces into a specific shape that hooks together. It has 2
> "hooks" on it, on
> opposite sides. Now I cannot find the pattern. Anyone have
> a clue what I'm
> looking for? I'd be interested in anything similiar.
> Thanks!
> ~Michal
> 3-12 Kansas Art Teacher
> HS Digital Communications
> Technology Integration Specialist
> http://www.geocities.com/theartkids
> http://spotlight.digication.com/maustin
>
>
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>
> Subject: Re: Looking for a Pattern
> From: "M. Austin" <whest177@wheatstate.com>
> Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2008 21:56:41 -0600
> X-Message-Number: 8
>
> Ok, bad form I know to respond to my own post, but I got
> SIX "out of the
> office" replies for sending this one email. ARRGGHH!
> ~Michal
>
>
> >I attended the Kansas state art ed conference last fall
> & received a
> >pattern to create a sphere out of paper. The pattern is
> one that you cut up
> >the pieces into a specific shape that hooks together.
> It has 2 "hooks" on
> >it, on opposite sides. Now I cannot find the pattern.
> Anyone have a clue
> >what I'm looking for? I'd be interested in
> anything similiar. Thanks!
>
>
>
>
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