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Lesson Plans


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Tue, 22 Dec 1998 19:01:02 EST

After a few years of teaching High School, I found myself wanting a real
"teachers chair"---the janitors found me one somewhere. I loved it, not that
I ever got to sit in one except at the end of class when doing the paper work.
One noon I sat down and down I kept going. It splintered. When I got up I
realized that part of it must have stayed in my hide-----I couldn't of my students went for the hall monitor, and after the bell
rang and the kids left--she pulled a long maple splinter out of my upper
waist. (Now I teach her Grandson who is resource, loves to threaten and bully
but when he walks in my elem. art classroom is a pussycat------most of the

Back in the early 80's I taught Crafts at the HS. I had put a gallon of
shellac in a plastic jar and had it setting on a drafting table right behind
my desk. On this particular day, I had my waist length hair unbound and had
my embroidered jacket I had been stitching for ten years on the back of my
chair--one of my advanced students was working on a mural over the door and
dropped something heavy off the ladder which landed on the drafting table
causing the shellac to bounce and cascade down my back.........nothing on the
student using the shellac.......we had a 1/2 pint of thinner in the room, the
shop teachers found another 1/2 pint---took my students about 2 hours to
clean me and the room. I bought a gallon of thinner at the paint store and
soaked most of it out of my jacket, it still has stiff areas relating back to
those days. ( And I teach the niece of one of the girls who cleaned me up that

Joy at the beginning of the Erie Canal. Happy Holidays to all and RELAX.