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Re: [teacherartexchange] Getting back our members


From: M. Austin (whest177_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Aug 09 2005 - 22:39:24 PDT

I think if this were me I would haul ALL the tables and chairs into the
hallway and we would sit on the floor. At least this would be preferable to
broken tables. I would then see if I could enlist the interest of my
parents - invite some of you supporters to see your room. Nothing like an
angry parent at a board meeting to get stuff fixed! Get all students back on
task tho - I wouldn't let them watch the videos unless you have activities
or worksheets relating to them. I would lose administration support very
quickly if I used videos without fitting them into my curriculum.
K-12 Kansas Art Teacher

>I also go back monday and today discovered that the
> order for new desks my principal requested for me was
> rejected.
> The wobbly rickety tables I have always had started
> dropping LEGS last semester, and they couldn't be
> fixed without welding so maintenance just tossed them
> in the corner of my already crowded small room. So by
> the end of the semester I had 21 kids at three tables
> which was impossible. I set up a TV/VCR in the corner
> with all my art history videos and took turns letting
> somebody "watch TV" (any art video they chose) every
> hour. It was awful.

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