Honor Box Activity and Art History lesson by Christy Puetz at Phoenix Prep, Lynn Ptacek’s AVID class, Feb. 25, 2008. Ms. Ptacek begins class with overview of day’s learning objective and art making activity. .
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Honor Box Activity and Art History lesson by Christy Puetz at Phoenix Prep, Lynn Ptacek’s AVID class, Feb. 25, 2008
Ms. Ptacek begins class with overview of day’s learning objective and art making activity.
Christy introduces objective and art making activity. One Small Blue Bead book by Bryd Baylor and begins story. This literature connects thematically to the art making activity.
Youth first select boxes, then materials to begin creating their honoring spaces:
to self, family, friends, ancestors...
Christy has made a connection to the concept that the choices one makes in selecting the materials to adorn the wooden forms are like the choices we make in life.
They are thoughtful and reflective processes of problem solving and critical inquiry/review.
Caring adults help to facilitate this critical thinking to promote positive outcomes.
Mentors exist everywhere. promote positive outcomes.
Youth must seek them out
and heed their guidance.
Administrators take those steps necessary to assess appropriate learning for teaching not only didactic lessons, but Life Lessons and Skills of Daily Living.
Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences is a focus of understanding for experiential learning promoted during this multidisciplinary curriculum with music being played in the background.
A pin could have been heard dropping in the classroom during this one hour session.