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Re: A teachable moment

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Dianna (dmammone)
Sat, 8 May 1999 00:42:57 -0400


Way to go, Michelle!! An ART VICTORY!
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From: Michelle H. Harrell <mmhar>
To: artsednet.edu <artsednet.edu>
Date: Friday, May 07, 1999 3:02 PM
Subject: A teachable moment

>I am truly on a wonderful (natural) high this afternoon and I wanted to
>share with all of you. My 7th and 8th graders just finished the "Dinner
>Party Project" inspired by Judy Chicago. Each kid chose a teacher they
>liked/ respected and interviewed him or her to learn more about them.
After
>a few preliminary sketches, students set out to create a place setting-
>complete with ceramic plate, silverware, mug or cup- that represented that
>teacher. All settings were displayed in the library today as we had a real
>dinner party with food and drinks. Kids planned and brought the food- it
>looked as if it had been professionally catered. Each student welcomed
>their teacher and gave them a tour of the group installation. I was
>ecstatic when I heard a 12 year old explain to a teacher that Chicago
helped
>to create the feminist art movement and then went on to explain the REAL
>dinner party. So much food- kids dressed up- it was one of those teachable
>moments that I'll be thinking of for a long while.
>
>Thanks for letting me gleam with pride- it seems I only post to the entire
>listserv when I'm venting. This was a nice change.
>
>Michelle H. Harrell
>mmhar
>North Garner Middle School
>Garner, North Carolina
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