LeAnn, I teach both Jr. and Sr. High. There are advantages and
disadvantages to both levels. I try to remember that the Jr. Highers are
really in an emotional tailspin and will not be half as crazy when they get
to High School! This age level is rather unpredictable at times, but they
can be the most sincere and loving young folks! At times I prefer them to
the High Schoolers! It all depends on the attitude that you have, I think.
If you show that you care about them, then they are generally great young
people. Try to be a positive role model and all will go well. I love my
"motley crew", each and everyone of them!
Enjoy them, Idus in southern Mississippi
----- Original Message -----
From: LeAnn Escoffre <email@example.com>
To: ArtsEdNet Talk <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, August 01, 2002 12:52 PM
Subject: Thank you all so much.
> Hi all. Thank you so much for your input and suggestions. I have finally
> made my decision to take the public school job. I will have my own room
> I am very excited about starting the school year in just a few weeks.
> Now I get to plan out what I am going to teach. I will be having 7th and
> graders. So wish me luck. I am so glad this group is around you all have
> really been great and I do value the suggestions, and ideas that you all
> share. IF you know of any good websites that includes lesson plans for
> grade level please let me know. Also any suggestions of how I can organize
> my lessons. I mean I know what kind of things I should teach but not sure
> how to plan things out so they are not just a jumble of lessons. I mean
> should I cover drawing then move to painting, clay etc. What do some of
> do? Sorry about the length. I'm not imcompetent I just want to do a good
> and have my students really learn something and not confuse them.
> Thanks again,