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Lesson Plans

Re: no room of my own

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Sandra Poos (klpoos)
Thu, 21 Jan 1999 22:30:28 -0600

First of all I want to thank everyone that responed to my problems with
art on a cart. You made me feel so much better. It sure is great to have
someone listen to you that understands what you are going through. I
will use your ideas . I don't get to see the two other elementary art
teachers in my district, so I turned to you guys. Thanks again for your
wonderful thoughts.
My district has approved a new 6th grade building, which they said
would be done in two years . At first it did not have a music room or
art room, until the special areas complained to the committe working on
the plans. Can you believe that???? Well, it now has plans for an art
room and music room. The catch is, it will have 12, 6th grade classes
only. Art room, or no art room who wants to teach a whole building with
just 6th graders. I hope they divide up the classes between the two
other art teachers. With the two 6th grade classes from each building
gone, we will have two open classes in each building. I hope one of the
rooms will be for a music and art room, but this is two years away yet!!
I will voice my opinion on having one room for an art room.
The building committe has not yet come to me asking how an art room
should be set up or what supplies would be needed. A kiln would be great
for that building. Maybe I should send my plans to the committe, instead
of waiting for them to come to me.
I plan on retiring in three years,(after teaching 32 years, mostly art
on a cart), so maybe one year I will have a wonderful art room. At one
of my buildings I had a room for art for 5 years and it was taken away 3
years ago for Head Start and then this year it is a Special education
class just for 12 kids. Its too bad they can't find a smaller room for
the 12 kids, what a waste of space.
Thanks again for listening to my problems. Sandy Poos
Cahokia, Ill.