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FW: [teacherartexchange] ELementary prep time


From: mary jane hadley (mjart49_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Feb 12 2011 - 07:13:00 PST

From: mjart49@hotmail.comTo:
Subject: RE: [teacherartexchange] ELementary prep time
Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2011 10:09:34 -0500

I am at an elementary building, K-4. Kindergarden does not come to art class. We are on a 6 day schedule. The students come twice every 6 days. For instance, they would come on days 1 + 4. Our classes are 35 minutes long.I like the 6 day schedule. If we have a snow day, say it's a day 4, then they day we come back would be a day 4, so we would not miss them.Nothings perfect. I was so excited when we went from 30 min. to 35! I thought they were giving the arts more time until I realized the object was to give the teachers a longer prep! Oh well...


> Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2011 19:39:27 -0600
> From:
> Subject: [teacherartexchange] ELementary prep time
> To:
> Hello teacher art exchange think tank,
> My school has the traditional model of teachers dropping students off for 55 minutes once a
> week during their "prep" . I have always thought that this is not the best model for arts
> instruction. The part about art specialist as prep provider I cannot change, but what are some
> other models for preK-8 students for art instruction?
> Thanks for your thoughts,
> Gabrielle Bliss


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