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Re: [teacherartexchange] More curriculum questions


From: Joe & Vickie Magee (jvmagee_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Jun 27 2006 - 12:57:43 PDT

Thats right Michal! Borrowing ideas from other educators is what saves me
some days. Some things will be a great success others will not. I have
done the same in regards to taking a project and moving it up or down a
grade level. Many times this is because it may have been too difficult for
a lower grade level or vice versa. Or it may be an incredible project that
can carried into the next phase of higher level thinking or advancement.

Victoria L Magee
Art K-12
Lena School District, WI

----- Original Message -----
From: "M. Austin" <>
To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group"
Sent: Tuesday, June 27, 2006 1:29 PM
Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] More curriculum questions

> Now take those projects you did last year, and add to them. When I started
> out I taught the same lesson to 2 grades, then the following year I taught
> that lesson to the lower grade and came up with new lessons for the older
> grade. So within 2 years I had enough projects for each grade. Each year I
> add new lessons to replace the ones I tire of. When I have multiple
> in the same grade I often make minor changes between the two - ex.: one
> use tempera cakes, the other liquid tempera, just to keep it interesting
> me. I try to vary the project mediums because of storage issues - I only
> clay with one class at a time, because all clay projects are stored on my
> push cart. I have one drying rack, so only one class works with wet medium
> at a time. Don't be afraid to borrow ideas from other art teachers,
> edit/alter/make-it-your-own. It is hard coming up with all those new
> projects!
> ~Michal
> K-12 Kansas Art Teacher
> >I also have questions about curriculum. I might be teaching only
> >elementary
> > school next year, and I'm starting to think that I need to set up my
> > curriculum differently. Last year, I did the same projects will all of
> > elementary
> > students. Do you guys usually teach different lessons to each grade
> > so
> > that they don't repeat the same lessons each year? I may or may not
> > the
> > ability to use clay. It kind of depends on where I'm at next year,
> > is
> > still up in the air. Thanks!
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