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SOKERO
Mon, 26 Oct 1998 20:43:04 EST


Every other year or so, I do BIRTHDAY BEARS with first and second grades.
They follow a drawing and painting set of lessons..........I find the squeeze
and pull from a roundish ball of clay works well-------texture, etc. I
have a large piece of paper divided into grids with each name for the class on
it......when they bring up the finished piece and we talk (if time in a half
hour class) I have them show me where they want the Birthday candle to go----I
also do the fire safety thing and Mom only........so many families over the
years treasure these clay pieces that they work as 'portfolios' of the
children's development. I write their names and grade, class on the bottom of
every piece. So I make sure each class knows where we are going so I can
write the stuff on the bottom of the last class's clay. When pieces are added
I use the expression "marriage" to describe the bonding of the two layers so
they stay together----even at that age I'm trying to make them realize it all
takes work. Animals, gingerbread people, these work great for the squeeze and
pull technique.
Joy at the beginning of the Erie Canal