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Lesson Plans

art on a cart

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Marge Dickinson (dickinsonm)
Thu, 28 Dec 95 02:36:06 -0600 (CST)

I spent 9 years in elementary art - 2 in a room and 7 on a cart. There are
some advantages (look on the bright side) - you don't have to do 6 bulletin
boards and everyone feels sorry for you. I never stopped doing anything I
did in a room: clay, paper mache, plaster etc. I had very patient teachers
and we lines the halls with drying and half finished projects. The
janitors gave me a hand hauling small clay projects to the high school to
fire - I learned never to move them when they were dry (leather hard is the
secret). After they were fired we hauled them back, glazed them and then
back again to be gloss fired. I think that making lemonade out of lemons
is the answer. A serious art program goes on no matter what! I just made
sure that I got some help; the principal was very sympathetic and arranged
for the janitor transfer of clay, put up with the mess in the halls. I had
some problems with some teachers - but I always sent out a note a week or
two in advance warning them that space would be needed for the storage of
projects. The best things to do is keep a cheerful attitude and a
professional demeanor. And don't let them wear you down.

Marge Dickinson
Galva, IL
e-mail: dickinsonm
phone: 309-932-2880
fax: 309-932-8207