This is almost as good as instant messenger!
I will do mini-light scales first to give them the feel of what they are doing. It's an incredibly beautiful project, I wish we could do it all. I think they'll like the hands tho.
Thank you for the great pictures. I hope to be able to donate--could you private send me your address so I can mail you something (my finances are very small, but I'd like to contribute something).
I'll try for the book through inter-library loan.
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Sent: Wednesday, March 13, 2002 8:01 PM
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Subject: Re: Sharon:Re:Mandala
<<I need one last project to do with my 8th graders. I love the Illuminated hands--do you think it can be done in 4 days (43 minute periods, good kids)?>>
Oh, I'd think so--even if you have them do the "light scales" first to get a feel for it.
I can't remember how long it took my (older) students to do these, but not too terribly long (their mandalas took longer). Of course this was during a special class that met for 4 hrs per day for 2 weeks. At first I was scared silly about having kids (very small group) for that long, but I loved it and so did they. But I think you'd be fine with the time that you have available.
And again, I really recommend Judith Cornell's book :-)