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Lesson Plans

Combination Art Room and Music Room

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Tue, 3 Dec 1996 12:43:15 -0600 (CST)

Hi Mark, I thought I'd respond, though I'm not certain how helpful my reply
might be. I teach 1st grade art and share the space with the music
teacher, who has both kdgn and 1st grade music (Haven't been able to
convice the administration yet to add kindergarten art). Actually, the
spanish teacher's desk was also moved into our room last year, so we're
really crunched. What kind of music program are you talking about? Nancy,
our music teacher has a piano in the room plus Orff instruments, etc. (not
band instruments). On music days, a carpet is set out in the middle of the
room. On art days, the custodian rolls up the carpet, stashes it against
one wall and puts up three more tables. Three others stay up all the
time. It is a fairly large room, so it works out; we just have to shove
other peole's stuff aside when we're teaching. Having the spanish teacher's
desk there (she works on a cart, and is there only part of the time to do
prep stuff; also teaches at the high school) is the most annoying thing, as
it takes up space where the instruments could be stored. However, its
better than two years ago when we had a drop-in day care facility in our
room; one whole corner of the room had all their stuff stored behind a
screen; horrible year for all of us). anyway, this may or may not be
helpful, let me know if theyre's any more info I might be able to help
with. (I think one huge ingredient which has helped this work is a music
teacher who has been willing to put up fwith the mess and clutter art
classes (at least mine) sometimes entail. I'm just so happy to have a
space to call my own and not be on a cart

Good luck, I hop you get a great space!

Mary Holmgren
Orono Primary School
Maple Plain, MN