Hi Mike Delaney!
Saw your great creative ideas you posted for giving tests and finals,
I'm fairly new to this listserve and just love reading all the fabulous
ideas you and everybody else share!
I think your creative ideas inspire your students to give the best of
their talents and giftedness, especially when you offer choices. I see
why they enjoy these finals now.
My binder is filling up with excellent projects, ideas, and lessons I
can incorporate into my teachings whenever I finish school(long time)
from the entire group!! Keep them comming.
I just finished my first semester at UHCL, and in my Fibers class we
also had some choices that made it more pleasant for me to do! I
learned how to weave, which was more fun than the intimidation I felt at
first. I would love to learn tapestry weaving too, maybe in the fall
semester when I can choose the projects I would like to do the entire
Could you please post the instructions/directions for the soap totem
poles(for future art teachers, like me), I love the idea!
By the way, good luck on your trip to Nicaragua, you'll enjoy it. I was
trying to recall some things from a presentation a classmate did last
semester about Nicaragua. I recall something about volcanoes, lagoons,
turtles(lots), and something about required to eat a dish (cabbage,
fried pig skin and tomatoes and another ingredient I can't recall) at a
park!! I don't know how true this is, so good luck!
I bet their techniques for making clay are very interesting, can't wait
to hear your findings on your exploration. You'll definately need much
espanol, you'll do fine.
Have fun, hasta pronto, !