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Re: [teacherartexchange] help with an Across the Curriculum Unit


From: Natalie Sakurai (gnatsak_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Nov 15 2010 - 12:28:28 PST

Hi there -

Just off the top of my head - middle school is a good time to learn
about enlarging with a grid. Could you have kids work in groups to
enlarge various pictures from Dr. Suess' amazing book - maybe to mural
size (3' x 5' pr 4' x 8') That would keep them busy all week, and it
would teach important drawing skills - though lack some creativity.
Another idea - maybe have the kids come up with their own
illustrations of important parts of the book. Somehow incorporate a
few of these in the door design?

Hope this triggers some thought for you!
Natalie (California)

On Nov 15, 2010, at 11:58 AM, Tina Vercelli wrote:

> I need to pick the brains everyone here because I'm stumped!
> Each year our Middle School does an Across the Curriculum Unit the
> week
> before we leave for Christmas Holiday. This year our principal has
> chosen
> "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" Our homeroom class will decorate
> our door
> with a "Grinch" theme, and we all do lessons revolving around the
> book. The
> cartoon version of the book will be shown in the afternoon.
> I can't think of any thing that I can do for the door or a lesson
> that isn't
> either too elementary or too crafty. This sort of thing is not my
> expertise
> and is why I don't teach elementary! Any suggestions?
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