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Re: class without conviction/idea


From: Judy Nagel (jdnag_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Nov 16 2001 - 05:58:34 PST

Re: class without conviction/ideaHow about something even more contemporary like using Harry Potter? They could make things like 3 Headed Hairy Hogs or Twin Tongue Twisters or Laughing Licorice?? It's going to be Potter mayhem anyway so getting the kids enthused this way could be fun. MHO Judy
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  From: Bunki Kramer
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  Sent: Thursday, November 15, 2001 9:08 PM
  Subject: Re: class without conviction/idea

  from: Bunki Kramer (
  Los Cerros Middle School
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   Danville, CA 94526
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    9-10 year olds LOVE using clay and also papier mache. If you have a kiln, I suggest a sculpture project. Perhaps begin with a slab method. Papier mache is certainly sticky enough! How about encouraging them to read "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" at home. Ask them to develop their own kind of candy out of papier mache. Make 'em BIG. Then, they can design a label by drawing it (so you've covered the drawing end of it) and name their special candy with their name in the title, ie, "Susie's Sours". Oh, and you can even throw in a little art history (my favorite thing to do) with examples of Claus Oldenburg's food sculptures.
    Susan on Long Island ---

  Good ideas all. And how about doing finger-painting by making several diff. colored finger-paintings, cut them in collaged pieces of animals like Eric Carle illustrations. Sounds like they just need to get their fingers in goo, slime, paste, and finger-paint. I bet you'll have happy campers the messier it is and the more tactile the lessons. Pencil and paper doesn't sound like much fun to me either after school. Toodles.....Bunki ---