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Re: Mail re: male, splitting the thread a bit

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Louise (
Fri, 27 Mar 1998 12:14:04 -0500

Sandra, I love this comment "but no straight stems to the bottom of the
> page please." My kids feel they have to do this and add two leaves stuck
> on that stem and it drives me bonkers. How do you feel about the
> necessity(they think) of putting the sun symbol in the corner of every
> landscape they draw, along with lolly pop trees? I start in kindergarten
> on trees. We look at ways artists have drawn and painted trees; we look at
> trees outside and then we pretend to grow from seeds receiving nourishment
> from the rain and sun. Our branches grow up, up and out and our fingers
> are the little twigs. We even sway in the wind. When they draw at the end
> of this lesson, their trees are not the little lolly pop ones, but they
> revert back the next time they draw one. Do you have the same problem?
> Thanks, Ann in NC

Sandra, I spend severl lessons working on trees and as soon as they are
"free drawing" up pop the lollipop trees! Louise