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Lesson Plans

cheap ideas

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Wed, 1 May 1996 17:12:29 -0500 (CDT)


You don't say what grades you teach, but it sounds like the perfect time for=
a "found object" pop sculpture. Just have the kids collect trash - cans,=
cardboard tubes, styrofoam packing bits, anything - and bring it in. We=
collect stuff like this all year long. You could intro the lesson as pure=
sculpture or show Pop artists or Alexander Calder's found sculptures,etc. =
Or use the stuff to do wonderful textural collages. Or if the weather EVER=
gets nice, you could sketch outdoors. For our unit on the Age of=
Revolution at the end of sixth grade, we spend several periods outdoors=
drawing trees. Any age child loves to go outside during school. Also,=
papier mache can be a=20very useful medium. We do a project in grade eight=
called "reinterpret a masterpiece" where the student is to select any work=
of art and do a personal adaptation of it. One girl did a very large, 3-D,=
papier mache interpretation of a Georgia O'keefe poppy. It was fabulous! =
Depending on the grade level and what concept you are trying to cover, =
there are many other possibilities. Also, what supplies do you have left? =
Paint, markers, paper, glue?

Eileen Prince
Sycamore School