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Kindergarten Iris Paintings

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midwesternheart_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Sat Apr 20 2002 - 16:21:11 PDT


Thank you to the teacher who posted the beautiful kindie art lesson on
iris painting (using the side of the hand to create the flower.) It was an
awesome lesson, the kids loved it and the results, so far, are
magnificent! We will be finishing the project this week - adding leaves
and stems.

Now I have a dilemna: The kindergarten teachers thought the kids had such
great success that they are now wondering if I could "hurry and finish it"
so that they can use it as a Mother's day gift. There are 60 kindies in 3
separate classes and I see each class for 40 min. each week.

The problem: I had planned on hanging the iris work in my end-of-the year
show May 12th. Though I work extremely hard to change the situation, I am
not considered a "real" teacher even though I am full time, see 585 - K-8
students, and am certified in Art K-12 and English 6-12.

How do I reply to these women without sounding cranky? I know that if the
work goes home with the kids as a gift, it will be seen as a classroom
project (not art class). I have overheard parents in the past
complimenting my projects by saying "the kindergarten teachers do such a
great job." Any advice?

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