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Re: Length of art classes in the elementary

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From: Diane C. Gregory (dianegregory_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Feb 23 2005 - 05:27:41 PST


I like 55 to 60 minutes, if I can have a 5 to 10 minute break. This would be for early years.

When children are in 4-6th grade I like having 90 minutes every two weeks; kind of like block scheduling.

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From: lia <johnsolia@sbcglobal.net>
Sent: Feb 23, 2005 3:51 AM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk <artsednet@lists.getty.edu>
Subject: Re: Length of art classes in the elementary

I have taught 45-60 minutes....at elementary. I really like 45 with K-1
...but if I had to decide on only one time slot I would take 55 or 60
minutes over 45 or less. It is amazing how much difference the extra 10
minutes makes...lia

  The principal has encouraged me to
>either lengthen some of the teaching periods, or have art twice a week to
>round
>out the second day of teaching. I wondered if some of you might have any
>opinions on how long an art period seems ideal for various elementary
>grades.
> Your feedback is greatly appreciated.
>
>Lisa
>

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