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Re: [teacherartexchange] on using portfolios asking parents to help


From: Deb (surreal70_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Aug 06 2005 - 07:22:24 PDT

If you are not too greedy, I think parents should be asked. It is their responsibility. I have provided materials for kids with financial concerns. It is important to know who they are and not embarress them. I negotiate a helper situation with them so they can earn their supplies. This way they have teir own because they earned them and they do not have to feel like they had to take charity. Deb from Kent

 --- On Sat 08/06, M. Austin < > wrote:

From: M. Austin [mailto:]


Date: Sat, 6 Aug 2005 09:05:07 -0500

Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] on using portfolios

I do this - a couple of problems with having each child supply their own art <br>supplies is that school supplies are expensive, and asking that children <br>bring alot of supplies beyond the classroom teacher's list may alienate some <br>of your parents (the same ones who you are seeking support from), and not <br>all children will have supplies. What will you do with those children who <br>don't bring supplies? If you supply the needed markers or whatever, some of <br>those students who have the supplies are going to suddenly pretend to lose <br>theirs cause yours is better, cooler, neater, whatever. You can't ask the <br>kids to share their own supplies - that is really going to irk some kids (it <br>would have really ticked me off to have to share my supplies!). By having <br>each grade level bring in supplies you still end up with not everyone <br>brining in items, but you get enough that it doesn't matter if you get <br>enough.<br><br>I tried both ways, and each class
supplying one item works best for me. If <br>you live in an affluent area then each child supplying their own would <br>probably work better.<br>~Michal<br>K-12 Kansas Art Teacher<br>><br><br>>I think I might make a flyer and put it up if they let me. Also, I've <br>>heard<br>> that some of you have each class or grade level bring one item, and then <br>> it<br>> becomes a class set. Which do you think is better? Having each child <br>> bring in<br>> their own supplies or having them bring in one item that will belong to <br>> the<br>> class?<br>><br><br><br><br>---<br>To unsubscribe go to <br>>

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