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Re: in answer to Intinerant art teacher survey


From: Susan Bennett (sbennett_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Apr 11 2002 - 21:12:36 PDT

Hi, I stay at one location everyday. I love this. I have one large
elementary. I teach 21 one hour classes a week. Susan in Ohio
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Subject: re: in answer to Intinerant art teacher survey

> Hi,
> In response to the query for itinerant art teachers.
> Main Entry: itin·er·ant
> Pronunciation: -r&nt
> Function: adjective
> Etymology: Late Latin itinerant-, itinerans, present participle of
> to journey, from Latin itiner-, iter journey, way; akin to Hittite itar
> Latin ire to go
> Date: circa 1576
> : traveling from place to place; especially : covering a circuit
> preacher>
> That word just rubs me the wrong way.
> ( the "Queen of Art" title sounds sooooo much better ;)
> I do travel between two schools, in my case within a mile of each other.
> I teach at two public elementary schools, in a district with 9
> 3 middles, and 1 high school. (Suburban Pennsylvania).(one teacher does
> school , just two classes of a single grade at the 3rd school to make
> schedules more equitable)
> I instruct over 600 children a week grades 1-5, and LOVE my job. When I
> started I was on a cart at one school for over two years, we also had 6th
> grade in elementary at that time. (now they are in middle school )
> Each year things change, I go between having my own room and sharing
> the music teacher, depending on the number of classrooms assigned to grade
> level teachers each year. ( this number goes up and down depending on
> enrollment in each grade.)
> This is my ninth year in this position, I teach Monday, Tuesday and
> am at one school, then travel and teach Wednesday afternoon , Thursday,
> Friday at the second school. (Monday's classes always get shorted each
> due to the Monday holidays !!)
> Dealing with two faculties and two bosses, who do things very
> differently,(sometimes polar oppositely !!!!!!) can be trying but there
> good points to being able to positively influence that many students !!!
> you do your budget carefully you can end up with twice the amount of
> reference materials and non-disposable items, that you can transfer form
> school to school when the need arises.
> Hope this helps, LOVE this listserv !!!
> Christine Besack :)
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