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Re: Blood and knives

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Salvador Wilcox (salvador_wilcox)
Fri, 23 Apr 1999 19:24:43 PDT

>From: AbeleSmith
>Reply-To: AbeleSmith
>To: MPBC90,
>Subject: Blood and knives
>Date: Fri, 23 Apr 1999 18:48:18 EDT
>Hi --
>While reading about the little boy and his drawings about blood and
>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
>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

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