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Re: room arrangement...

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carla schiller (
Tue, 13 Jul 1999 20:41:24 -0700 (PDT)

Bunki--Thanks for the ampitheater idea. I don't teach studio art, as many
of you know, but art history and several other social science courses. I
have had my classroom arranged in two halves facing a center aisle, with
each half consisting of 3-desk rows. I like having the kids face each
other for discussions and group work, but I hadn't thought of the
amphitheatre format. I may give it a try in September.

Carla Schiller
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On Tue, 13 Jul 1999, Bunki Kramer wrote:

> Hi...I know this sounds ludicrous at first but it has come in handy for me
> so many times that doing it just once has been more than worth it.
> I made a blueprint of my room with windows and cabinets using 1/4" as a
> foot measurement and drew it on tagboard. I measured and cut out all the
> furniture pieces separately...again on tagboard.
> Every year I pull this little packet out and re-arrange everything on the
> "plans" without having to manually move furniture around until after I'm
> satisfied. My mid. school artroom is known for unique arrangements and the
> kids always wonder what I'm going to come up with new every fall. After 11
> yrs. of doing this, I keep wondering what new I can do too...but I always
> seem to stumble on something novel. THIS year we're going to look like an
> curved amphitheater without slopes.
> That is the "plan", anyway. As I sit here writing this, they're washing my
> classroom floor so everything's stacked outside. Soon the manual fun
> begins!
> Toodles.......
> Bunki Kramer - Los Cerros Middle School
> 968 Blemer Rd., Danville, California 94526