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Re: Wire Supplies

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lindwood_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Mon Nov 29 2004 - 19:49:30 PST


Michelle,
   I think we all have to deal with issues of how much of a material
each child gets to work with. If you tell them that they can have 10
pieces, or 5 pieces, it is their job to do something creative with what
they have. If certain kids don't use all of it, they can give theirs to
someone else who needs it. I usually buy 3 class packs of twisteez for
60 third graders. With that, they make a variety of wire drawings like
Calder's wire and drawings. Faces, people, sailboats, seahorses, fish,
bicycles, houses, etc. I don't remember how many are in each pack, I
think 200 pieces. That works out to 10 pieces per kid. That should be
enough for a third grader to make something fun. If you can afford
more, great. There are other kinds of wire that people in the group
use. Twisteez is so easy, though. That's usually my determining
factor.

Linda Woods

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