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I have a great calligraphy project for you. Have the children make early
American Fracturs. These are birth or wedding announcements done in calligraphy
on parchment paper. We used the golden yellow parchment paper and burned the
edges. You could also tear them and color them brown. The children made
announcements about their own births or the birth of a sibling or a new
baby-to-be. They made wedding announcements for their parents. Some even made
birth announcements for their pets. They said things like: "On this day, the
fourth of June, Joe So-and-So was born". There may be a website on fracturs.
My lesson on fracturs was published in Susan Rodriguez' book "Culture Smart".
They really were a hit with the parents, too.
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