Make a stamp that says"Handmade in the art room" and stamp each piece.
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From: "Susan Holland" <Susan_Holland@teachnet.edb.utexas.edu>
To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, April 20, 2002 7:14 PM
Subject: Re: Kindergarten Iris Paintings
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> >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?
> Now, that kind of request would make me cranky, so I'm not sure I help you
> that. I'm sure I'd tell them the projects won't be ready to go home at
> time because I am going to display them. Then I'd give them an idea or
> Mothers Day gifts that they could easily pull off on their own classrooms.
> I haven't done this myself yet, but another art teacher in my district has
> kids paste a label on the back of their artwork from art class that is a
> from him to the parents. It tells the parents what the lesson was about,
> important concepts, skills, and such. He includes background information
> sometimes. The idea is to help parents talk with their kids about what
> learned doing the artwork, and to get a little art education out to the
> at the same time. It occurs to me that this is a way to let the parents
> who to compliment as well. If you sign the note, they'll know who's
> it came from.