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Lesson Plans

60 happy kids making new pots

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Michelle H. Harrell (mmhar)
Sat, 14 Nov 1998 21:34:52 PST

It's wonderfully funny how short a 6th grader's memory is! The minute I
put more clay in their furious little hands- all was well with the
world. We consider the first little accident in the kiln a blessing so
that we could practice our technique.

Thanks to Barry, Dianna, Reatha, Pat, Susan, Don, Kathy, Gail, Sidnie,
and the many others who replied with great advice! The general
consensus is that the pots were not bone dry which could be true even
though I gave them 3-4 days. I will let the kiln warm up next time
either overnight or the day before at a low kiln.

I am so glad that I have a resource like this listserv to answer
questions (and vent a little) that no other teacher at my school can
quite understand.

Thanks again!
Michelle H. Harrell
North Garner Middle School
Garner, North Carolina

^ ^ "Pottery is at once the simplest and the most difficult of
^ all the arts."
(o) -Sir Herbert Read

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