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While reading about the little boy and his drawings about blood and knives
and squished people, I'm remembering my standing rule about artwork in my
elementary classes. No blood, knives, guns, or guts. The kids all know it
and they gleefully tell each new student who arrives. If I didn't have that
rule, I couldn't hang much on the walls because they would be bloody and
awful (you know how little boys are). I tell the kids it's my rule because I
don't like them and don't want to be ill from looking at pictures like that.
Then some start asking if a sword is a knife, if a cannon is a gun, etc. My
judgment depends on how it's used in these circumstances.
Maybe I'm missing the opportunity to see problems?
Terry in Garland, TX