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Re: Mosaics

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Michelle H.Harrell (mmhar)
Tue, 15 Jun 1999 10:26:19 PDT

I followed some of the advice posted to the listserv last month and tried
mosaics during the last week of school with my sixth graders. We read about
mosaics in Ancient Rome and Greece, in Byzantine Art, in the middle ages,
and in the pre-columbian Americas (I looked it up in in my
24 hr. subscription- awesome!). Then we discussed how we could use these
ideas in a stepping stone for an area we could make into a courtyard.
Students (and teachers) brought in pie tins and we did a collage that would
be the same size as the pie tin. Then, we went outside and mixed mortar mix
and concrete in each pie tin. I found that mortar mix alone worked better
than concrete. Next, we set glass pieces, marbles, etc. into the wet
concrete. Kids loved the project and 2 teachers have asked for directions
so they can do it with their students next year.

Thanks for the great idea and everyone's advice!
Michelle H. Harrell
North Garner Middle School
Garner, North Carolina
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