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RE: Younger grades talking was RE: Decision Time Help ASAP Long (for Brenda)

From: Kimberly Herbert (kimberly)
Date: Thu Jul 13 2000 - 11:50:16 PDT

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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
    and private).

    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)
    CAM Administrator
    San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts/Children's Art Museum

    -----Original Message-----
    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
    (for Brenda)

    2. The
    kids are not use to listening to "other" voices. Think how many peopl

    Kimberly Herbert wrote:

    > Holly,
    > 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
    rude and
    I'm sure you give a 'procedure' to the groups before they come, but maybe
    you could
    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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