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Re: [teacherartexchange] holiday project


From: Woody Duncan (woodyduncan_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Dec 05 2005 - 17:06:03 PST

Winter holiday in Miami, you have to be kidding.
Have the kids ever seen snow ?

Sorry for the joke. Many years ago an art director
in my school district made it very clear to the
school board that art teachers should not be expected
to do holiday projects or be expected to do decorations
for the schools. We had a serious curriculum to follow
and should be expected teach art concepts and methods.
This got us off the hook with most building principals.
So, no more jack o lanterns, turkeys, etc. I did do
things for the school but only if it could be justified
in my classes or done after school.
                                Woody wrote:
> My director just asked me if I would put together a holiday project for my
> kids. I had decided not to do one, but she wants art to put up in the office.
> Have you guys done any good winter/holiday project that are easy and come out
> nicely. I plan on doing it with grades 3-5. I have limited
> supplies...nothing cool...just paper, construction paper, crayons, markers, etc. I figure it's
> best to either give the students a choice or to do something that is about
> winter, not a specific religious holiday. I'm thinking of a snowman or
> something like that? Thanks for any input!
> Stacie in Miami
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