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Lesson Plans


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Bunki Kramer (
Wed, 13 May 1998 21:21:45 -0700

>> In regards to fine motor skill lessons, does anyone do macrame any more?
>>I do it>> with my 6th graders and they just love it. The boys have
>>enjoyed it as much as>> the girls. In fact, after the square knot lesson
>>they are asking when can they do>> it again. Is macrame a lost art or
>>are people still teaching it? Just curious?
Yep. It's being done right here in northern California every year with my
8th graders making 60's hemp jewelry. I like this project mainly because
both genders get so involved and excited about doing it. It's one of those
few projects where I have to use a 2x4 to get them to stop. Lot of nice
history in macraming also. I'm usually inundated with requests from other
kids at school who aren't in my classes for hemp, beads, and instructions.
There is a great place to order hemp at extremely reasonable prices for
larger quanitites called the HEMPERY located in, I think, Ohio. Info is at
school but if you're interested, I'll look for it. Let me know.

This project is still alive and kickin'! Toodles............

Bunki Kramer
Los Cerros Middle School
968 Blemer Rd.
Danville, California 94526