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"What has become of all
the "refrigerator art"? "
I am in total agreement that work has to be sent home regularly, and I come to
this from the viewpoint of a parent who is an artist and art teacher. My kids
had art three times a week for this entire year, and I didn't see anything until
the last day of school. What came home was appalling. There were about 4 things
in my daughter's portfolio - crayon drawings (she's 10) and a painting, and a few
drawings of fashions which she does ad nauseum at home. If this represents a
whole year of work I have to ask what this teacher was doing because it wasn't
teaching art. Maybe she didn't send it home because she didn't want anyone to
make any noise. How would you feel if you never saw any tests or essays or any
schoolwork until the last day of school? I like to discuss my kids' work with
them because I feel I am part of the educational process, and because my kids
work hard and take great pride in their work.
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