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RE: Length of art classes in the elementary


From: Tammy Willis (tmwillis72_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Feb 24 2005 - 05:25:51 PST

I have 1-6 which includes a multiage class 75 minutes every week and K kids
60 minutes everyweek. When I was student teaching I had the kids everyweek
for 40 minutes and it wasn't enough time.

The 75 minute is good you can get into a discussion with the kids and then
have a good amount of time for work. Sometimes I think my K kids have it a
bit to long. Although I have them at the end of their day so by the time
they get to me they are exhausted, can't sit still.

Snow day today!!! My first one this year.


-----Original Message-----
From: Lisa Teske []
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2005 1:09 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Length of art classes in the elementary

I currently teach 1st-6th grades in 45 minute periods. Next year I will
be teaching preschool and kindergarten. The principal has encouraged me to
either lengthen some of the teaching periods, or have art twice a week to
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
 Your feedback is greatly appreciated.


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