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Re: A&E.N.Y.8th grade recycling project

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Judith Auslander (judith)
Sun, 02 Nov 1997 20:25:22 -0800

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This sounds great. Thank you for sharing. I have one question. How do
the student's deal with trash and germs? Do they wear gloves? Judith
christine monti wrote:

> Wow, this is the first time I've actually had the guts to send
> something to
> you guys. I've been sitting passively on the sidelines.
> The Curriculum and Instruction students at SUNY New Paltz just
> finished
> working on a project with a local middle school. Our focus was on
> recycling
> and I think it was a great success.
> The kids were broken up into groups of three with two C&I
> students
> assigned to each group. Our goal was to get the kids to think of ways
> we
> could reuse discarded items from the local recycling center and create
> art.In the process they would also, hopefully, develop some sort of
> awareness of the local environment. We started off the project with a
> quick
> introduction of several artists who deal with environmental art. We,
> of
> course, included Uklese
> We ended up with mosaic, sculpture and an amaazing cityscape
> all
> made from recycled materials. The principal wants to display them
> throughout the school; and the kids are very proud of their work.
> Hopefully
> this will be a project to be incorporated into the school program.
> Hey, the materials are free!
> One other thing. I really think those 8th graders benefitted
> from
> having the individual attention too. They responded so well. Iguess
> it's
> something one wouldn't get in a regular classroom
> Christine

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