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Lesson Plans

cement planter/bench

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Heather Leal (rayleal)
Sat, 31 Jul 1999 14:04:36 -0700

I need some ideas. My principal has asked me to complete a project for
the school, (what's new, right?) It is a middle school in Orange
County, CA. The school is an enclosed building built in the 1970's. It
has kind of an open feel to the architecture, typical of the 70's. The
project involves a large brick planter that is indoors, approx 15 feet
long, and 3 ft. wide. It is like 3 sides of a rectangle, with the 2
short sides about 4 ft long . It is made of a rough concrete that
matches the columns and outside walls of the school. After 30 years of
unsuccessfully trying to keep plants alive, we have given up. The dirt
has been taken out and the custodian is going to fill it with cement. It
is in an area behind a large staircase and is frames a small area used
for small group activities, and serves as a bench. They want me to have
students do "something" in the cement. The custodian thought of it, but
his idea was just to draw in the wet cement. The principal and I would
like to do something more interesting. That is where I need help... I
have thought of having the kids paint tiles, make tiles (I only have a
small electric kiln though, and having a "ceramic plate donation drive",
breaking them and laying a mosaic. What are your ideas and thoughts, and
if you have done something like this, your successes and problems?

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