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  • Book - Kids emptied bags in group circle. Kids reactions..stories, not want to give items, parents helped sort - Child list categories..\nCut objects into useable pieces - fabric, paper\nBe discreet about tossing \nLIFE LONG SKILLS - sorting, organizing, editing, cleaning displaying, keeping order\n
  • Book - each child a work space on 12”x18” paper and a tray to arrange objects\n - first choose 8 objects to arrange and re-arrange - explore some traded\n\nLabel - Work space, work in process, display space.\n
  • Book - suggested students created faces - had them look in mirrors - gave them an oval paper to start - challenge students by asking them to change one item and asked to see what would happen.\nThe students take a lot of time to look through all items.\nAgain students draw their arrangement. students trace object with finger, Draw with finger on paper then actually draw.\nI explained buildings are build in one day. How items need to touch....problems with attaching - constant reminiding about time needed for glue to set and pieces to stick together.\n\n
  • Book - had sandpaper available - students discovered little flects of the materials was coming off\n
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  • Beautiful Stuff
  • Beautiful Stuff Learning with Found Objects by Cathy Weisman Topal and Lella Gandini 1999My interpretation of a great book.
  • Beautiful Stuff Learning with Found Objects by Cathy Weisman Topal and Lella Gandini 1999My interpretation of a great book. Dawn Lagerstedt Schiller Park, IL IAEA - 11/2/12
  • Beauti ful Stu Learning with Found Objects ff by Cathy Weisman Topal and Lella Gandini 1999My interpretation of a great book. Dawn Lagerstedt Schiller Park, IL IAEA - 11/2/12
  • *Budget cuts *21century skills *Fun *Geared for little ones (preschool and Kinder)*Inspired by Reggio Emilia
  • 5 chapters
  • 5 chapters 1. Collecting, Discovering, and Organizing materials
  • 5 chapters 1. Collecting, Discovering, and Organizing materials 2. Exploring Materials
  • 5 chapters 1. Collecting, Discovering, and Organizing materials 2. Exploring Materials 3. Connections
  • 5 chapters 1. Collecting, Discovering, and Organizing materials 2. Exploring Materials 3. Connections 4. Contructing with Wood Scraps
  • 5 chapters 1. Collecting, Discovering, and Organizing materials 2. Exploring Materials 3. Connections 4. Contructing with Wood Scraps 5. Extending and Displaying Our Work
  • Note on bag, for I look. I search. I hope to seecollecting something that appeals to me. Something unique - or maybe not. Buttons, milk caps, straws - the lot. A blue- green shape just caught my letter to parents eye. I don’t think I can pass it 1/2 sheet by. Whatever it is, it makes me glad. And so, I’ll put it in my bag! Rita Harris, teacher
  • Collecting and Organizing - Chpt.1 focused on found objects around us - RECYCLABLE Sorting - size, shape, colors (visual, analytical, tactical) Setting up - label with words and pictures - clear containers
  • Collecting and Organizing - Chpt.1 focused on found objects around us - RECYCLABLE Sorting - size, shape, colors (visual, analytical, tactical) Setting up - label with words and pictures - clear containers
  • Exploring Materials - Chpt. 2 mention symmetry, radial shapes, describe textures. *Children are very tactile and symmetrial. arrange in real life experiences, landscapes, machines, people and animals. Authors encouraged children to draw their arrangements from photos
  • Connections - Chpt.3 students making connections with other areas in school and life students share ideas, viewed others by walking around students are making many decisions; arranging, cutting, fit together etc. - Visual, Tactile,kenetic Not glueing right away - Arrange, rearrange, then glue (tacky glue)
  • Constructing with with wood scraps - Chpt 4 understanding 3-D (looking at all sides) explore proportions, balance, negative space and gluing techniques
  • Extending and Displaying Our Work - Chpt. 5 Discussed values of colors Remind to try varying pieces and arrangments Remind to step back and look at all sides Several types of communication - sculpture, verbal with telling of story, drawing of sculpture.
  • Studio Thinking - Eight Habits of Mind! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Project Zero - Harvard Grad School of Ed. Develop Craft - Use and care for tools; techniques Engage and Persist - embrace problems, ideas Envision - imagine possibilities Express - learn to convey ideas, feeling or personal meaning Observe - learn to see things that might not be seen Reflect - express and judge own work Stretch and Explore - play and learn from mistakes Understand Art World - history and current practice
  • Thank youHope you can adoptthese ideas in yourclassroom.Have fun withcreating.