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Lesson Plans

Re: scheduling

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John & Sandra Barrick (astroboy)
Fri, 24 Apr 1998 16:12:48 -0400

I don't know what the standards are for art but they really should be
the same for other subjects. defiantly call up the district and ask what
state ratio is there. They must get adequate supervision even if it is a
volunteer. If this does not work then have a meeting with the
administration about getting responsible volunteers. Be courteous but
explain art is just another subject, the kids don't miraculously change
because they are in art class. If anything they are more
exuberant,almost as good as recess to some. You need the same
consideration and thinking of child development standards they should
know better.Suggest parent volunteers and perhaps a close college could
send over a teaching assistant for credit. If all else fails look for a
job in a private school,they are hard to come by but they do cap their
class size. My son's never been in a class of more than 24.
I worked in preschools and even after school care,that's when they
really abuse the system!

Cheryl Lane wrote:
We have over 1000 kids, and have tracks so that
> luckily Im not teaching 1000 kids each week, just 850 or so! but I cant
> do any more!!! I already have 7 classes a day!! elementary, 30min for
> kin, 45 mins for the rest. Next year we are adding at least 4 maybe 5
> more units!!! HELP!! I need some standards to slow this psyco people
> down before a break! They dont want to go to 6 day rotation because "
> The classroom teachers wont remember when they have their art and
> music." thats the excuse they gave me!
> ANY ideas at ALL, PLease Help!!!
> Sherry