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As an art teacher in a K-12 rural, school. I have had my first art
fair. Student work from grades 7 - 12 were put on display, the same
night of a school musical. I asked three women from the community art
association to be judges for the show. They did a wonderful job. They
spent hours discussing each work and ribbons were awarded. I then wrote
a personal thank you to each one for their services. My question is,
was this enough? Should some sort of compensation be rewarded by the
school? It is so sad, that in our society, some people feel that they
deserve more than a thank you, for helping out others. So why do I feel
like I owe them something? I would like to use them again the future.
What I would like to know is, what other schools do for judges of
shows? I am the only art teacher at the building, and need advice?
My second question is, now I would like to schedule an elementary show
(grades K - 6). What do others of you do for elementary? Should their
work just be on display?
I have been teaching art for 5 years and this is my first year for art
fairs. I am very excited and so are the students. I want to do this
Thank you for any advice!!!
Cleveland, MO 64734