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Calligraphy lesson for thrid graders.


Date: Thu May 09 2002 - 15:30:12 PDT

    One of you recommended a haiku lesson to do with calligraphy pens. Thank
you, it was dynamite. A teacher who previously taught pre-K told me to hot
glue baby food jars to wood and put the india ink in the jars. Well it didn't
work. Old plastic 35mm film containers hot glued to wood, work better. With
the film caps on, they can be kept for days without too much evaporation of
ink. I put the film containers with the wood in old plastic buckets. They
wore smocks or old tee shirts and they were so quiet as they practiced "Stunt
Lydian" abc's with their flat speedball pens! They lined large 12 x 18"
drawing paper using a ruler and drew lines and dotted lines and then wrote in
pencil their haikus. After I checked them, they wrote them in speedball pens.
Many classes did 20 neat haikus out of 25. Some had trouble, especially the
left handers. I don't have a clue how to teach them though?