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Re: African art ideas- NOT MASKS


Date: Tue Nov 07 2000 - 19:19:49 PST

Well, I've never actually done. It was just an idea in my book. I thought if
I ever did it, I could just say it's a character that African women like to
wear to ensure a healthy baby. I wouldn't mention fertility. That's a touch
subject for elementary.
I have a funny story:
My third graders where creating a drawing that's a mirror drawing, where two
kids draw together, following each other on opposite sides of the paper. When
finished, they were to turn it into an invention with their partner and
present it to the class. One team came up to present their idea and after
telling me it resembled an octopus, told me they have named it "The Pussy".
Needless to say I almost fell off my chair. However, since no other student
reacted, I assumed (thankfully) they had never heard the term before.I was
very quiet and made no comment about the title. When I showed their teacher
after school, she almost choked! Thank goodness for innocence. That won't be
one drawing I will display.

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Two things: first the story I just have to share. On Friday I took all
of my fifth graders to Atlanta to see the Van Gogh exhibit. As part of
our preparation for the trip, I got the computer teacher to let the
students do research on the internet. One of the questions I gave them
was, "What other jobs did Van Gogh try before he became a painter?"
Imagine my surprise when several students insisted Van Gogh was a
wrestler. I asked them what site they had found the information on and
sure enough's part of what they found..."Van Gogh's working
life can be roughly divided into two periods. The first, from 1873 to
1885, during which he wrestled with temperamental difficulties and
sought his true means of self-expression...." I had to leave the room
because I was laughing so hard! Now for my second thing- a question.
My college son is taking a photography class and is spending a lot of
(my) money on paper from the bookstore for developing B&W prints. Not
paper for a computer printer-paper for actually developing prints. Is
there a site on the internet where you can order paper in bulk? What
photography supply sites have you used that you are happy with? Thanks
for any suggestions (in advance)
Jeryl in SC