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> 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
> working on a project with a local middle school. Our focus was on
> and I think it was a great success.
> The kids were broken up into groups of three with two C&I
> assigned to each group. Our goal was to get the kids to think of ways
> 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
> introduction of several artists who deal with environmental art. We,
> course, included Uklese
> We ended up with mosaic, sculpture and an amaazing cityscape
> made from recycled materials. The principal wants to display them
> throughout the school; and the kids are very proud of their work.
> 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
> having the individual attention too. They responded so well. Iguess
> something one wouldn't get in a regular classroom