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Re:[teacherartexchange] Art Bus Help


From: leah rachlis (leah_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Jul 10 2007 - 06:33:46 PDT

WOW! I have never heard of an Art Bus - my first thought is that you would
have to paint that bus! I would look of for many opportunities to get OFF
the bus, For a long time I taught in a borrowed building (church) where we
couldn't make any mess, and I had no art room, I got a HUGE tarp and would
spread it out for an Art Picnic...

I look forward to hearing what people suggest. There is still much you can
do, just a little bit at a time, it is going to be very different from
Middle School.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Amber Ritchie" <>
Sent: Monday, July 09, 2007 1:44 PM
Subject: Art Bus Help

>I am changing jobs and I need some help. I have been in a middle school
> five years and now I am moving to a different town and I have taken an
> Elementary position. I will be at three different elementary schools and
> one severe and profound school, one for each day of the week and then all
> day planning on Friday. Rather than a cart at these schools, I have a
> school bus that has been modified to have 14 work stations. I will go to
> a
> different school and park each day and the students will come to me. I
> see
> the students for 45 minutes every other week. I have extremely limited
> storage on the bus (basically only what is under the students desktops)
> and
> no water source.
> I am trying to begin lesson planning but I don't know where to start with
> lower elementary or special needs kids in the first place and now the
> added
> challenge of the restrictions of the bus, I am at a true loss. Is there
> anyone who can offer some suggestions about space management or Elementary
> and Special Needs curriculum or lessons in such a sparse setting with so
> little face time with the kids?
> Thanks for any words of wisdom!
> Amber
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