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Your system sounds very major league and college level in
expectations! Also, it sounds like a hecka lota work for you, beyond
even the grading! I applaud your determination, but maybe you can
rework the dynamics.
> Hi, Mark...I just wanted to let you know that I don't do sketchbooks
> because I had two professors in college whe did this, and I
> absolutely HATED having to keep up a sketchbook even though the
> assignments weren't tough. I'd forget, or wouldn't be in the
> mood...I'd find SOME reason to drag it out. I DID it, but still
> hated it. Swore I'd never have my kids have to do it and hate it as
> I did.
> Maybe your kids are coming from the same place I have been. From
> your post, it sounds like you're really doing one heck of alot of
> "reminding" to get them in. You must feel it's worthwhile to do it
> or you wouldn't be stressing yourself out so much. Do you really
> feel it's worth all the trouble you're going to? I know you're
> probably going to say "yes" to that question...but is it worth it if
> they don't want to do it and you're having trouble getting them in?
> Just thought I'd open my mouth, put my foot in, and give you another
> perspective. Cya.........
> Bunki Kramer
> Los Cerros Middle School
> 968 Blemer Rd.
> Danville, California 94526