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Lesson Plans


re; mural

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Larry Cox (L_J_Cox)
Tue, 9 Mar 1999 20:02:10 -0700


I have done this project and it went well because I had parent and other
teacher/aide support. You need long tables and you put precut butcher paper
on each table. I tend to favor predrawing the subjects for the kids, since
so many are untalented. They all love to paint. This is if you want to do
it in one sitting. Maybe you could pull four or five at a time to do one
table. and have the others doing some other project? I did hands shaking
with a globe behind for one. I did Mayan designs on one. I did a boat
sailing on one, I think. there were about four or five of them that they
put up in the ESL room. They would do well in the hall. I have also done a
huge wall outside on the building. For that I got donations of paint from
the local paint store and borrowed brushes from the teachers, shirts, too.
I would have each class pick two or so kids to send at a given time so that
I had eight or so of various ages. The janitor provided scaffolding and I
had the older kids start at the top and the K 's do the bottom. I often had
to have older kids go over it in places a lot to clean it up. I also did a
lot of touch up myself. It was fabulous. The principal picked a theme. It
was Louis Armstrong's song on friendship...So each class did drawings and I
picked out the ones I thought were good for the theme and did a general
layout. Then one day I came in and borrowed pencils from the K and drew it
on the wall. Hands in front of a globe in the middle. Kids holding hands.
Flowers and hearts and rainbows...It is still there 6 years later. I have
touched it up a couple of times. The maintenance people put a coating over
it and they come spray wash it at least once a year. Does any of this
help? Do you need more details? Linda in NM