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Re: Re: What was I thinking!


From: Erick and Marcy Saoud (saoud_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Apr 24 2003 - 07:24:04 PDT

With immature students, I think you just have to be
really strict. Teach them proper care and use, and if
they can't handle it, they have to use something "safer"
for the remainder of the class time, such as a
tablespoon. I have seen printmaking done with a
Saturday art class (only paying art students) of grades
6-8, and they worked really well. Noone abused the

From: "Frances Briggs" <>
Date: 2003/04/24 Thu AM 09:47:32 EDT
To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <>
Subject: Re: What was I thinking!

I can relate to the scratchboard tool dilemma too. I also
have the problem
of students bending and breaking the blades. We are
about to start
printmaking and I'm afraid the same thing will occur
with the printmaking
tools. Maybe someone has a strategy for ensuring the
best care and use of
these tools.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Donald Arcement" <>
To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <>
Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2003 9:58 PM
Subject: Re: What was I thinking!

> Jana, I totally understand your reaction to the mess
and hassle!!! I
> been working on a scratchboard project with my Art I
students and I am
> to scream~!!!!~!!!! It seems that two of my 10th grade
boys insist on
> sticking the sharp pointy objects into each other and
this kind of
> makes me CRAZY~~~~~~~ if you know what I mean.
I have been asking myself
> the classic question, "Did I really want to hand a
sharp pointy object to
> such immature adolescents, at this time of the
school year?" I feel like
> I'm exhausted and can't move another inch of my
body and yet I hand a
> pointy object" to an adolescent boy! I sometimes
wonder "if I'm playing
> with a full deck"... IN any event, I am trying to keep my
composure and
> "come unglued at the seams". Just hangin in there
till the end of May...
> Affectionately, and sympathetically,
> Idus in southern Mississippi (about an hour from
New Orleans)
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jana Way" <>
> To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <>
> Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2003 1:00 PM
> Subject: What was I thinking!
> > I have entered the time of year where I really need to
have someone
> > critique my lesson plans and say "Do you really
think that this is a
> > idea" or "Can you handle this?". Either that or have
a full blown
> > psychological evaluation!
> >
> > I thought that it would be "cute" to make papier
mache' piggy banks with

> > Kindergarten. What a mess! What was I thinking!
This is a project
> I
> > should have started at the beginning of the year
when I was fresh and
> > rested, NOT at the end of the year with only 4 1/2
weeks to go.
> >
> > Hurry up summer!
> >
> > Jana
> >
> >
> > ---
> >
> ---