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Re: Art Cart Teaching?

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medderm
Mon, 24 Feb 1997 16:15:52 -0800 (PST)

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Dear Lisa,
I am an art teacher k-6 in Phoenix. Due to construction at our school, I have lost my room priveleges and have begun to teach from the cart.
It has been a year and a half since I have lost my wonderful room. Yes, it was hard at first to get organized. Now I know to have certain supplies always
on my cart; crayons, glue, scissors, rulers and paper. Teaching from a cart has helped me to become more organized. Yes, at times it is frustrating, because
there are projects I'd like to do but are unable to because of the circumstances. It would also be nice to have an area to have display boards about art history,
what they are learning about. I have resorted to using color transparencies to bring art images to the classroom. Another disadvantage is that I feel that the student
needs to make a transition. The transition I am refering to is the teacher expectations. I will be returning to my new art room in September. I do get impatient waiting
for this moment. I have learned a great deal about my students and their classroom environments, which effects their outcomes. Although I'd much rather be in a classroom
I feel that the experience I have had on the "art cart" has been positive. Just remember to wear comfortable shoes and a smile.

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