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Lesson Plans

High school HELP!

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Teri Sanford (terily)
Wed, 16 Dec 1998 16:33:23 -0600

Hello arties,
I just love this list. I am hoping some of you can help me with a problem. I have been teaching my first HS art
class (just one each day, then elementary the rest of the day). I have covered design elements, some drawing and
enlarging with a grid, clay work, abstract designs with oil pastels. I am at a loss for what to do next. I am
definitely intimidated by these "big" kids. Even though my skills are more than theirs, I still have a hard time
with them not listening. Then when I grade them (rubric, provided before each project) they still moan and groan
and argue about their grades. They want this to be their "easy A" class. I have some that are even failing,
because they do not turn in any homework or assignments. I have taught 8 years of K-5 and all my lessons are too
easy. I have never had students like this. I need something that will take these kids interest by storm. Does
anyone have a set "curriculum" or series of lessons that they might share with me? I would like to do some of the
research necessary over the holiday break. I'm determined not to let these kids get the best of me. (I've already
survived the theft of every imaginable supply and still came back to work!)

Thanks in advance!

teri sanford
Hutto ISD
Hutto, Texas

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