Thank you so much for your responses.
I didn't realize how much this was bothering me until I wrote to you all.
I feel much better.
A fellow art teacher at my church who also teaches in a private school said
her middle school teacher only got 5 this year!
That is crazy...her school kids have Latin, Band, Art, Choir, PE, and
Accelerated Reader to choose from.I think some of these should be eliminated but what
do I know. I am afraid if I don't do something that will be me next year.
I don't think I could do more promoting than I did this year.
I do appreciate very much the ideas for letting the parents know why Art is
Maybe I will insist on being there in person next year to give my pitch.
(no homework, field trips, etc.)
I work at another branch on the first day of school.
The thing is, I took these kids to Starbucks last year about 3 times when we
were outside sketching downtown. I thought that cinched my "rep" as being
fun. Guess not.
Anyway, I think I will just stick with this size and really invest in what I
have and worry about next year when it comes. If anyone else has anything
else to contribute/sympathize, I'd love to hear more.