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I agree sometimes being the new voice is helpful, but these extremely small
private schools are open concept (some officially some by default) with
multiple classes in one room. I think they are so used to tuning out the
other classes they share a room with that they don't hear me. The other
thing is they are so regulated in every behavior that they can't cope with
the same level of freedom I give the kids from the larger schools (public
One school every child has his/her own lessons almost all completed
individually on computer. Their school was on the news a while back. The
classroom looked like an on campus suspension room, or some corporate
cubical maze. Children had individual study carrel/ cubical and the teacher
was checking their work via her computer.
I know many of the kids personally they participate in our summer program.
Hopefully they will help their classmates cope next year. I tell all the
groups and classes you had the fun you do the clean up.
Kimberly Herbert (kimberly)
San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts/Children's Art Museum
From: Rick [rlarson]
Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2000 12:00 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Re: Younger grades talking was RE: Decision Time Help ASAP Long
kids are not use to listening to "other" voices. Think how many peopl
Kimberly Herbert wrote:
> I have found that the children at small private schools and home
Kimberly, I have found that being a 'new voice' to occaisional kids in
actually gets their attention more. /They don't know what to think of me,
and are not
sure what I'll do. ( Nothing, of course, but I don't let them know that). I
that you have the parents whom, for whatever reasons, feel the need to be
I'm sure you give a 'procedure' to the groups before they come, but maybe
talk to the head of the group before they sssstart, and theb elicit their
help in the
clean-up. I tell my kids in school that there is no maid...
Just my thoughts. Betsy
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