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RE: Heroes unit - claymation

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From: Alix Peshette (apeshet_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Feb 21 2004 - 09:25:20 PST


 Catherine, it sounds like a wonderful project. I can't wait to see your
pictures. Do you have a lesson plan with the mini deadlines? The first and
last time I did claymation, it dragged on for weeks and the kids lost
interest.

-Alix E. Peshette
Technology Coordinator
Emerson Junior High School
Davis, CA

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From: Catharine Ho [mailto:catharineho@hotmail.com]
Sent: Saturday, February 21, 2004 3:37 AM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Heroes unit - claymation

wow, what a great unit. We ( grade 8's) are just finishing up and I can't
say enough good things about this unit. It generated alot of great
discussions and really made the student think about what qualifies someone
for hero status, the difference between a star or idol and a hero. I got the
whole school staff involved by asking staff who their hero is and posted the
responses on the classroom door. The kids really enjoyed reading these. some
were very reluctant and acted like they didn't care about anything but once
they got rolling it has been great. I did find that since this is a big unit
I had to give alot of mini deadlines to keep them moving. Yesterday was a
progress check - about 1/2 are done and I can say I was so happy I got a bit
weepy! Such good work - I can hardly wait to take some digital shots of
them. I will get these posted within the next month. Would anyone have a
rubric for evaluating these? - our critique/presentation is next week and
then they go on display in the library. Our next unit is claymation -I'm so
excited.
Catharine in HOng Kong - I know I don't post very often but gee I miss you
all when the list is down.

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