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Lesson Plans


MIddle School Schedules

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Bo Sheffey (sheffey)
Sun, 19 Jul 1998 09:56:54 -0700


Sandra and all others...
Thanks for all the good advice. I was wondering whether to set the
advanced ones together or to mix them in with the groups. I have only
taught at this school for one year and only taught middle school for 1
year....before was high school in Virginia.
I can pretty much teach whatever I want and have been torn between
emphasis on cultural art and technique. At high school I would present
a project with history, culture, etc. and then go on to a project. But I
also had a pretty structured plan for teaching drawing which came first.
Then I went through the different medias mostly to have work for the
contests (not that all that doesn't have it's place.)
I am interested in any Spanish/Mexican lesson plans anyone has. If
I emphasize writing (i.e. taking notes) too much I will have a problem
with the 6th grade new Mexican students. I do allow them to do their
work in Spanish (although I can't read it) until they obtain the skill
to write in english. More hands on projects seem to help ( art being the
universal language). I've been trying to do more by asking them more
questions and have them tell me instead of the old high school lecture
time.
I plan to take a Spanish class but haven't yet found one at night.
Most second language classes taught here are English.
I know I can do this. I just want it to me memorable to the students
and I'm wondering how my emphasis might be more to teach the children to
love art and understand it's purposes in society rather than so much
technique (i.e. meaning in art).
Any help will be highly appreciated.
Teresa Sheffey
El Paso, TX

P.S. I think the schedule is set in stone until I can prove Art's place
in our school which is called SMART Acadamy (Science, Math, and Reading
Together). We've mentioned that A could be Arts but they havent bought
into that yet.