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Lesson Plans


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Ruth Wilson (RWilson)
Sat, 14 Mar 1998 10:17:12 -0700

I agree the ideas i have found from this listserv are outstanding and
have improved my teaching! a special thanks for the ceramics idea of
forming rocks, sculpting an animal to place on top and carving it out to
form a container . my 5th. and 6th. graders loved this project. one 5th.
grade boy has been having trouble getting anything done at school (his
dad left his family), in art he made the best piece. his teacher was
amazed. also, i know a lot of art teachers do this but it has always
been a sucess for me and my 6th. graders: map out a magazine picture of
an animal (8x11) in 1" block graph form, then have the kids plot out a
1" graph on white paper to match in size. then draw the picture one
block at a time ( if hard, have them turn it upside down), draw the
contour lines only. copy the original picture on a photocopy machine
black and white, then have kids follow the grid again to add shading. at
this age giving them a method to learn to draw is what they seem to
really appreciate. Ruth