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Re:papermaking

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croberts (b2w6w4kn)
Tue, 4 May 1999 21:23:38 -0400


I want to thank all of you who quickly responded to my message for help on
"paper making". We did the lesson today and my 8th graders "loved it"!

And thanks to the person who suggested extra buckets...we definitely needed
all the containers we brought.

This was a lesson that my student teacher wanted to do before
leaving...neither she nor I had done this before...so it was a learning
experience for both of us...to say the least! We had lots of water
everywhere...floor, tables, etc....but NOT on any of us. And first thing
this morning, while using the blender to make the pulp, she came in from the
other room and told me the blender had apparently cracked or had a hole in
it...that water was running out everywhere...cabinet, floor...EVERYWHERE.
Thank goodness, only the bottom of the blender container had come loose!

The students first drew simple landscapes on matboard approximately 11 x
14"...then used the colored construction paper pulp to apply in a textural,
sculptural, 3-d effect manner...and blotted the excess water with sponges,
absorbent rags, or paper towels....took lots of these. Most of them left
the room with colored hands...where the construction paper pulp had stained
them, but it didn't seem to bother them.

She and I both stayed busy the whole class time blending the pulp...and she
had lots already made up for them before they came in. We were both
exhausted, but it was fun.

Just wanted to let you know I appreciate everybody's quick response.
Carolyn Roberts (from NC)