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Murals

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Diane L. (mselle)
Sat, 07 Mar 1998 23:29:53 -0500


Dear Ann: Great to hear from you! As per the cloud portion of the mural -
I hung it with those sticky foam tabs. Since the styrofoam cloud was a long
rectangle, roughly,6"deep, 1"high, 5'long it was light enough to stay
attached to the top rim of the bulletin board with these tabs. I forget
what you call them, but they're great for displaying work, they don't leave
a mark on the walls, windows, etc. and they are strong. Just finished an
interdisciplinary project with science, 2nd grade made planets, group
project, approx 4 students per group, one planet of choice. We crumpled up
newspaper, used masking tape and coated top with paper mache. Planets were
large, approx 3feet diameter. Told them they had to fit through door.
Since it was art, they could be inventive, planets were not to scale, they
made craters for moon from leftover masking tape cardboard, made buildings
for earth from left over wood scraps, made martians for mars from paper
mache. Painted with tempera. We hung them from basketball hoops in gym
where science fair was held. Now they are hanging outside our art room.
It was a very complex project, I had to stop midstream and get kids out of
room when some of this gooey papermache mix dropped( and it only took a few
drops to cause all the trouble, its a wierd gel) on the floor and made it
slippier than an ice skating rink. Just a small spill of this gel and the
kids were falling down, of course they loved it but I was terrified that
they might get hurt. Thank goodness there is a carpet outside the door so
they got it off the soles of their shoes before going down the hall.That
stuff is bad news. Comes in a little box. It's definitely not for k-2.
The next day we used the old fashioned paper mache, flour, water, wall
paper paste it has some grit so kids don't slid on it if it drops on
floor.You can't imagine how much I appreaciate hearing from you guys and
reading the postings...As a first year teacher I relieves a lot of
anxiety...Sincerely, Diane

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