>I thought of one other thing - I stack tubs with my art supplies on my
>thing. One tub has colored pencils, etc...One tub has felt tip markers,
>etc...One tub has watercolor material, etc...One tub has paper products,
>etc...And then I either take a tub of files or just bring the appropriate
>ones for the day (thematic files)....Linda
>From: Sandra Poos <klpoos>
>To: artsednet.edu <artsednet.edu>
>Date: Monday, January 04, 1999 8:36 PM
>Subject: Re: Student teaching experience
>> When I first took this job as an elementary art teacher, this district
>>had NEVER had art at the elementary level before, so it was a challenge.
>>My self and two other art teachers were fresh out of college, not
>>knowing what we had gotten ourselves into. I would have appreciated
>>being better prepared in the following areas:
>> 1. how to order supplies on a budget.
>> 2. various discipline techniques in the classroom, that WORK!!
>> 3. How to set up an Art program for grades 1-6.
>> 4. Ideas for different age levels. What they should know at each grade
>>level so I could find appropriate art projects to teach them.
>> 5. How to organize my time, file folders, and how to prepare for the
>>yearly Art Show!!!
>> 6. How to use assessment in art. How to grade projects. How to use
>> 7. How to teach art on a cart: the how to's and secrets that work in a
>>classroom when you teach on a cart. You may not end up having your own
>>art room when you teach elementary art in the schools, like I do.
>> When I took this job I just surmised that each school had an art room,
>>like when I student taught. NOT TRUE!!! Find out first. Ask many
>>questions, before you make up your mind to teach here or not.
>> 8. The pros and cons of joining your local union.
>> Sandy Poos, elementary art
>> District #187, Cahokia, Ill.