> From: Michelle H. Harrell <mmhar>
> To: artsednet.edu
> Subject: A teachable moment
> Date: Friday, May 07, 1999 12:01 PM
> 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.
> a few preliminary sketches, students set out to create a place setting-
> complete with ceramic plate, silverware, mug or cup- that represented
> teacher. All settings were displayed in the library today as we had a
> 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
> 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
> 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
> listserv when I'm venting. This was a nice change.
> Michelle H. Harrell
> North Garner Middle School
> Garner, North Carolina
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