Author Archives: Cynthia

Clay: Pottery In Middle School

Before students are able to begin the clay projects we go through a great deal of rules, methods and procedures. Doing clay in your middle school classroom can be a wonderful joy or a logistical and managerial nightmare. To insure … Continue reading

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TAB Update: 2004-2005

My first year at my new school teaching full-time art. My classes are mixed grades 6th, 7th and 8th. I provided a structured guide through the basic elements of art and some basic pottery. Towards the end of the year … Continue reading

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GRANTS: Bilingual Fairy Tale Project 2005

For this grant I wrote a proposal to have students adapt fairy tales, rewrite them using 2 languages. The students rewrote the story and illustrate them. After scanning the pictures, they used MS Publisher to format them and add the … Continue reading

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CLAY: Tile Assignment

The Tile Assignment is a process in experimenting with glazes. When I was in pottery classes and then again when I was taught how to teach pottery, I was always told, don’t mix the glazes. But then as I read … Continue reading

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