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Lesson Plans


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Kathleen C Black (kblack)
Thu, 27 Feb 1997 17:03:25 -0500

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Hello, all you elementary art teachers,

I teach art grades 1 through 4 at an elementary school school with
a population of about 650 students at these grade levels. There is a lot
of discontent over the way the committee of 1 (the phys ed teacher) made up
the "special area" schedule for this year. Some teachers want to
Team-teach and need to have their art, music, physical education or library
(what they call breaks, unfortunately) student classes at a particular
time. Lower primary teachers want afternoon times because their kids are
too tired to do reading, etc., or so they say. This year a typical
schedule for me is art classes for each classroom in the art room that are
50 minutes long for all students. I have 5 classes a day. Class 1 is 4th,
then 3rd, then 2nd, 1st and then Special Education. Of course, it varies
from that according to the day of the week.
How does this compare with other similar schools? Who does the
scheduling at your school? How do you accomodate so many teachers who want
their own way???? It seems like I am putting out supplies and equipment
for one grade level, putting it back only to have to prepare for another
level much too often. I refuse to do the same projects with more than one
grade level, since I believe in extending experiences according to
maturation level.

HELP!!!! Kathy B

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