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Lesson Plans

Re: Halloween, Help

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Thu, 22 Oct 1998 21:53:34 EDT

Hi! I just finished a screaming self portrait lesson with around 120 fourth
graders and they are way cool! I took their individual pictures screaming
with a digital camera--silently screaming--and printed them out for them.
They used these as a reference to draw their portraits. We discussed the
proportions of the face and how they change when someone screams. I teach in
a language arts theme school and had them write a story about what makes them
scream and have it displayed with their portraits. Then they 'illustrated'
their story in the background of the pictures. The student population is
over 50% Middle Eastern and some don't celebrate Halloween, so I let the
students use Halloween if they wanted to. Many chose rollercoasters, but
there are plenty of haunted houses, ghosts, cemetaries, etc. Weapons, blood,
and violence are banned in my room (along with professional wrestling and the
spice girls, but that's another story) so they actually had to think about
their backgrounds and stories. They are very cool and they were really into
it. Happy Halloween!

In a message dated 10/21/98 11:29:00 PM, writes:

<<Anyone have some new ideas for Halloween that aren't morbid, sick or witchy?
May say some pumpkin ideas, creating an environment that is cool but not
ann >>