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Lesson Plans

Re: Sketchbook ideas wanted

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Thu, 22 Jul 1999 10:19:41 EDT

We did sketchbooks this year for the first time and so I am learning myself!
There were 3 things that the children particularly enjoyed and took very
seriously! So I am interested with what you will compile.

1. We had our principal come in and model for us. (The AP came in one time
and the librarian too.) We split it up but all were honored to model for us.

2. Outdoor -around the school mini draw time....just don't sit in a fire ant

3. It just so happens that our maintenance man dresses like the holiday
certain times of the year....The day he came in like a scarecrow...I nabbed
him. Not all classes had him...but it was just one of those things you
couldn't pass up.

Have a mini still life set up so that kids who are finished early can go
work on the still life in their sketchbooks.

Also I did not make weekly assignments in the sketchbook (I have 5th and 6th
graders) I wanted the sketchbook to be fun, not a burden to them. I also
let the class decided on what they wanted to do for an assignment....They
would vote: Something out of a window....or on a playground,.....or in
their bedroom..... They were proud to carry them around and were selective
with what they put in it. Several really got the hang of putting ideas in it
for future work.