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Lesson Plans

Wire for Kindergarten

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menichino (menichino)
Thu, 3 Dec 1998 22:01:43 -0500

Hi --
Does anyone have any ideas for using the Twisteez kind of thin colored wire
with kindergarteners? We're into Line -- We recently drew different kinds
of lines with markers and traced over them with glue, then did line
rubbings the following week with them and also string and spaghetti. After
my wire lesson I'd like to do a line drawing (they work cooperatively for
that). So for this wire lessson I usually give them the wire and we
experiment with the different kinds of lines we can make. Then I give them
a supply of beads, paper straw pieces, styrofoam packing peanuts, colored
tissue paper, etc. to add to their wire. The "problem" (at least from a
sculptural standpoint) is that they almost always end up making necklaces
from the stuff. I'm looking for other possibilities that will get them to
realize that wire can make shapes in space with line --
Thanks for any help you can offer!
Liz in rural NY

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