>From: Gail1611 <Gail1611>
>To: smi <smi>; artsednet.edu
>Date: Friday, January 22, 1999 6:24 PM
>Subject: Re: About the Math/Art request
>Do all the teachers respond? I tried this a couple of times, and usually I
>only received about 9 out of 35. I guess it's better than nothing, though.
>It's a good way to find out who is interested in working with you. I find
>integrated learning to be effective, but you can't get too far ahead with
>your planning! On the other hand, recently, I've been thinking about
>steering my curriculum towards projects that support art history lessons
>(all) because those have been my most effective and stimulating lessons.
>When the focus is on art, the students appreciate and respect art, they
>don't see it as just a supplemental activity that goes along with their
>learning. I just like to know what is going on in the classrooms in case
>helps support what I'm teaching.
>>In the fall I give our teachers a piece of paper with Sept., Oct., etc. on
>>it.Then I ask them to write what they think they will be doing each month
>>their class. They can add arrows if it's 6 week or 2 month kind of thing.
>>Then I write out a list for each month and what each grade level is doing-
>>this is then given to all the specialists so they too can refer to it.