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Lesson Plans

RE: too much tempera, etc.

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Stephanie Ignazio (smi)
Fri, 29 Jan 1999 17:29:23 -0500

Hi all, I've been having computer e-mail problems, so I've missed a few days
of messages. The cave art is one I haven't attempted yet but am looking
around to see if I've jotted anything down. I do remember seeing something
about the kids working together to paint the inside of a cave...(really a
box) with images of animals. I think the more basic you keep it the better
it may work. Ann, if you wnat that lesson..let me know. The lots of tempera
message from Amanda: MURALS!!! They are the funnest!!! I do under the sea
murals, Egyptian murals, Welcome to the farm murals (kind of folk art),
anything can be "muralized' and the kids enjoy it. During my student
teaching I did a uniton the body with my 2nd graders. I came in dressed like
i was going to the beach with a towel and everything. I made them visualize
that we were getting on a plane, etc. When we landed we headed straight for
the beach. I took them through a few basic movements of yoga that
corresponded to body movements that you would see at the beach..swimming,
jumping, etc. They then worked in small groups and traced each other onto
big mural paper in those poses. We painted ourselves, added a fun outfit,
collaged with found materials that went with the beach theme and it was
fabulous! Some kids in the groups did all under water, so they were
swimming, others were onland doing things. The kids had a great time. If you
want the exact lesson...e-mail me and I'll send you a copy. You could also
do really large masks. I did ones with my 5th graders that were about three
feet high. (That took alot of papier mache and alot of paint) But it was
great. My advice..think big and think different artists who paint large.
Good luck! Stephanie