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Eager Degas!

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Sara Gustafson (britgirl)
Wed, 23 Dec 1998 17:20:14 -0400


I can't resist chiming in with another classroom funny. About 6 years
ago I used to have an "Art Smart" quiz that I would do with my elem.
students. Each week I would announce the question of the week over the
intercom, and the first 5 or so to give me the answer would receive
their name up on a board as well as a little treat. Often the question
would relate to something we had recently studied. One week the
question was "Name the Impressionist artist who painted many pictures of
ballerina's." I had students rushing to tell me the answer, they
remembered it was Edgar Degas. The pronunciation sometimes got to them,
and I will never forget the little boy who eagerly told me the answer
was "Eager Dee Gas!" If you say this out loud it sounds so funny! Every
time I see Degas, I think of poor old "Eager!"

Sara in coastal NC where it is freeeeezing!!