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Re: [teacherartexchange] Ceramic Room Tips- long post

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StacieMich_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Mon Jul 24 2006 - 19:39:09 PDT


In a message dated 7/24/2006 2:43:01 PM Eastern Daylight Time, mwhiteaz
writes:
Marsh had some great ideas; very similar to the way I handled the
ceramics unit.
Thanks Maggie...great tips. The teachers at the league also recommended dry
cleaner bags, so I'm going to start collecting those. I was also thinking of
starting to buy the really big buckets of litter for my kitties so that I
could save those to use in the classroom. I plan on making some plaster molds for
recycling the clay, but I hadn't thought of making little ones for the
students. Good idea. I'm not a great wedger myself...will have to practice. I
think that my hands are pretty weak right now! I think that I'm going to buy
these little squirt bottles to keep the slip in because it works really well at
the camp, and they recommended buying a cheap blender to mix up the slip. I
was trying to think of a way to assign chores. I like your system. how do you
break them up...tool collection, clay collection, wiping down tables...things
like that? Or should I have them work as teams at their tables and have them
rotate? Did you ever teach the wheel? I'm thinking of only doing a few weeks
of it because it's so messy, and I'm not very good at it...maybe having one
of the members from the league come in to do a demo. I think that I should
focus more on handbuilding projects. Thanks again!

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