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Lesson Plans


Look at what I made!

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pmcnally
Fri, 8 Nov 1996 09:27:00 -0400

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Why is it that when I give a student a piece of clay they smile,
and are immediately ready to create? They never want help, and they never
say "I can't do it". They want to show what they have made to
everyone...me, the classroom teacher, and their classmates. When they are
done with one they will smash it and make something else and are just as
proud of the second attempt as they were of the first (no matter what it
looks like). All the pressure to do the right thing seems to disapear. Is
it because adults don't usually play with clay? Is it inherent to the
medium? Is there something here we can extract and apply to the 2-D media?
Just wondering Paula McNally

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