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>Date: Sun, 27 Dec 1998 23:38:57 -0600
>From: Melissa Chaney <meemo>
>To: "artsednet" <artsednet.edu>
>My system of files seems to work. I file in cabinets accoring to
>thematic units. Color theory, drawing and design concepts, fibers,
>sculpture, clay, etc Then to into art history: Impressionism,
>Surrealism, Cubism, Realism, Romanticism,. (I usually keep the folders
>in the order that they occured in history). I'm a history buff so my
>units revolve around it. When the students study color theory we may
>look at Henry Matisse Lady in Blue or other paintings and study them as
>well as color wheels.
>My problem is ordering supplies. I order supplies in the spring for
>following year and then run out of something, including money. I am
>told that if I ever reserve some funds in the budget it will dissappear
>so I spend all the the funds allowed right away. I teach middle school
>and we have a semester rotation. Ofen times I do a unit one semester
>and then run out the the supplies to do it again. Or I'll find a
>cool idea in Arts and Activities Magazine that I want to do, but can't
>due to the supplies and have to wait until next year. How do you all
>handle the supply ordering according to your lesson files???? I can't
>afford to do all of the projects that I really want to do.
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