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So, I am currently planning a lesson to be given in June. Ah, June, the finest month to teach. A time of weddings, warmth, fresh air, kids going nuts, and teachers just hoping no one gets seriously hurt while they look forward to the summer break. During this magical month, I will teach "Wrought Iron Geometry", which will involve very little geometry, and a whole lot of mini making. I figure we can make a small "French Quarter" facade, and focus on the balconies. I am thinking of making some examples from polymer clay by printing out a template, and having the students just lay the clay over the paper. Cooking will be done at home, because, back in my enthusiastic days, during the Mesopotamian Math project, I created a wicked smell when I burnt the Cuneiform clay tablets the children made in a scavenged toaster oven. There were actual flames coming from the polymer clay. This was the first time there were flames and horrible smells emenating my classroom, but, sadly, not the last (a lighting fixture burst into flames in my room last year, and I would guess that the lingering chemical stench was a toxic PCB gas). As a backdrop to the Sculpey railings and French Quarter facades, I envision a large railing pattern that will be traced on the wall using my projector. Like I need one more reason to look forward to June! Now I have to go scavenge some cardboard, and resist the temptation to start buying brazing rods and dreaming up stair railings and getting completely off track on the Undersized Urbanite competition. Hurray!