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Lesson Plans


Re: Decorative Party Plates

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Christa Wise (cwise.us)
Mon, 15 Nov 1999 07:48:56 -0500


Actually, this works in the upper grades quite well. I have had my HS
students do napkins, plates etc. after seeing a display at the Savannah
College of Art and Design from the commercial design students. The display
was impressive.

At 07:35 PM 11/12/99 EST, you wrote:
>Hi Everyone!
>I really had a wonderful moment today in school today (doesn't happen too
>often in my neck of the woods) so I thought I'd pass it on to all of my
pals!
> Anyway, I know it sounds very simple, but it really worked!! I grabbed
some
>paper plates (leftovers from some faculty lunch) and I told the kids (2nd
>grade) to design plates for a party. We talked about what kind of party it
>could be. Some of their ideas included: Pokemon, Barbie, Flower Power,
>Thanksgiving, dinosaur, crocodile, rainbow, etc. Well, they had a blast and
>they really loved this simple assignment that I thought of 2 seconds before
>they walked in the room!! Funny, isn't it? I could take months to plan an
>assignment and I fall on my face. A simple paper plate
assignment.....that's
>successfull!! Go figure!! I hung them on the art bulletin board with a
sign
>stating"SECOND GRADE ART PARTY PLATES MAJOR COMPETITION FOR HALLMARK"
>Love to hear from you all about your successes..... and the bombs too!!
>Bluestruth
>Chicago, Il.
>
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