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Lesson Plans

Re: End of Year Activities?

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Kathleen C Black (kblack)
Sat, 10 May 1997 13:33:48 -0400

>I've been noticing an increase in chatterboxes and general squirreliness
>in my elementary art students as the year is winding down.
Dear Melissa,
I think many of we elementary art teachers are feeling the same
way. We have long winters here in the North. When the weather finally gets
nice, classroom teachers seem to take their students out of doors and just
outside the art room so their students can run off a little of their steam.
My classes, as well as I, seem to be looking outside at them and wishing
we were outside too. It is hard to get quality work from them at this time
of year Anyway, I save a lot of my sure-fire projects for the end of the
year, such as using scrap wood blocks for wood sculptures. I also have
them make "fun glasses" with colored cellophane and have them design
delicious looking or disgusting sounding ice cream sundaes. This they
love. We weave "sit upons" so that we can sit out on the lawn and sketch
trees, plants, weeds, etc. I take them far enough away from the school
windows so that I do not have to keep them quiet. The 4th grade students
make career cards which look similar to sport trading cards. If any of
these would help, and you need clarification, send me a note. Also if
anyone has other ideas, let me know. Kathy Black kblack