On Fri, 7 Mar 1997, David Zimmerman wrote:
> Well, T.G.I.F. to all you fellow art teachers! I need some help with
> lesson plan ideas for an art unit on poetry. I have to present 4, hour and
> a half classes to third and fourth graders next month. The classroom
> teachers will do some writing with their students this month and I am
> expected to design some art projects using their writing to further enrich
> the use of opposites and descriptive words. I would like do do more than
> the predictable "illustrate your poem" thing. One idea I have is to use
> the Chinese Yin/Yang sign which is so popular with kids. I thought I might
> do it in clay with imagery from the poem on either side of the sign. Also
> thinking of a handmade book with the theme of dreams, wishes and promises.
> Any thoughts or ideas along these lines would be appreciated (as well as
> any other unique ideas using poetry).
> I'm new to this list and am really enjoying it--especially the pencil
> sharpener discussion!
> Deb Rosenbaum <fastedy>
> A pat on the back is only a few centimeters from a kick in the butt.