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RE: salt dough

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From: Kimberly Herbert (kherbert_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Mar 16 2003 - 05:10:25 PST


4 cups flour 1 cup salt 4 tablespoons vegetable oil water till dough is
formed. Did this last week in social studies the kids did a great job.

Sincerely,
Kimberly Herbert

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From: Carolyn Keigley [mailto:carolyn@4snowart.com]
Sent: Saturday, March 15, 2003 3:23 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: salt dough

Does anyone out there have this recipe? I've haven't done this in many
years.
To all those whose jobs have been terminated or fear losing theirs, my
heart goes out to you.
You might think about getting another teaching credential until the
budget
crisis is over. Art will come back and then you'll still be in the
system.
School districts like hiring people with multiple credentials. I know
its
not our love, like art but at least it is a job teaching.
I taught regular education, grades K-3 for 12 years and I found many
creative ways of teaching the 3 r's through the arts. It was fun and the

test scores went flying high, not to mention that you get those
impressible
little minds and the opportunity of fostering creative thinking. I
found
that made a huge difference given that you have the same children all
day
and in my case for two years. Not only did I promote creativity in the
children but the parents became art educated and my most ardent
supporters.
Parents requested my program so often that parent requests became an
issue
and then other teachers began using the arts more in their classes. A
subtle way of advocating the arts.

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