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From: Jackie Aust (ja1997_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Jul 18 2002 - 07:24:39 PDT

I said I would send information on sketchbooks as I got it.
Betsy sent this to me.

Hi Jackie, I do not have pictures of our sketchbooks, but did
them with
grades 3-6 last year. We used 9x12 white drawing paper for the
and folded zerox paper for the pages ( tight budget). Then used
three hole punch and yarn to complete- they could decorate the
covers as
they wished. I am writing to tell you of some of the problems I
had- I
didn't let the sketchbooks leave the room unless they were
absent for a
lesson,( most of the kids would forget to bring them back- I
only see
them once a week) so I had to keep track of all of these
sketchbooks- I
had them bundled by class, but it was a Royal pain in the behind
Way too many!!! For me, if someone mandated that I do these,
considering the logistics of each teachers room, numb ber of
classes, I
would be unnerved. I will still be doing sketchbooks, but ONLY
for 3-6,
and I am already sweating about where I am going to keep them..
wanted you to know my thoughts.
<What do you have
your lower elementary students do in sketchbooks.>
We would use them to sketch ideas for our work, sketch
thumbnails of
other artists work, or simble assignments such as hand, shoe,


Jackie Aust
Director of Visual Art(K-12)
Bryan High Art Teacher/FA Dept. Head
3401 E. 29th Street
Bryan, Texas 77802
Phone: 979.731.7391
Fax: 979. 731.7374
Voice Mail: 979.731.5020