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Lesson Plans

first day

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jeryl Hollingsworth (holl5)
Thu, 16 Jul 1998 11:24:58 -0400

Hate to think about the first day- I'm enjoying summer too much! But
here's a quick lesson that I have used and the students always enjoy:
I do go over rules briefly the first day and set up a seating chart
, then I have students fold a paper in half and ask them to draw a
pretzel on one side of the paper. No other directions - I don't specify
size or kind etc.. Sometimes I jot down the comments they make as they
are drawing. Give them only a short time. Next I give each student a
small twisted pretzel. We examine them, talk about shape, texture,
overlapping etc...Then they draw the pretzel again (no tracing allowed)
and really look at it while they are drawing. Depending on time , we
compare and contrast the two drawings - discuss why the second is so
much better, how adding details they saw (like salt ) makes it more
realistic, how its easier to draw something while you are looking at it,
etc.. An extension to the lesson can be to turn the pretzel drawing into
something else- spaceship, eyeglasses swimming pool etc.. and use
markers, colored pencils, etc. instead of just pencil. Of course, at
the end of the lesson they get to eat the subject!!
Enjoy what is left of summer- we'll be starting early here
in S.C. AUG.4 !!