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[teacherartexchange] trees,etc.


From: donnalyn shuster (d_shuster_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Feb 23 2010 - 04:39:02 PST

Trees - kids seem to have problems w/ I would have them look at their arms - like branches thicker at the "trunk" and smallest at the ends ( like fingers).The size analogy seemed to work pretty good. Also - the lower branches are to the ground the more parallel they top of tree they point to the sky. A little "Eric Jensen" approach - get them out of their seat and model this might do the trick! I used this at the elementary level - but middle schoolers might like it.
RE: bases for sculptures...any parent's who are contractors....line them up for decking scraps....or 2 x 4 scraps...I have our tech teacher cut them up for the wire/stocking sculptures. Same tend to toss them out. Another thing...getting kids to VALUE their work....
Donnalyn in NY


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