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Re: artsednet digest: June 22, 2004


Date: Wed Jun 23 2004 - 07:43:48 PDT

I am so appreciative for the information given graciously to me. Thank you
Judy Decker, Pam, and Gail. The students I will be teaching are grades 1-5.
They have varying disabilities from mild to severe. I only know of a few
disabilities (autism, and MR as well as multiple physical disabilities). I have
not been teaching art for five years and look forward to getting back into the
field. I took time to recycle, rejunivate, and focus on my own art. I had to
do this as I had become severely burnt out. I taught previously 16 years with
extremely high expectations with out any support from the administrators at
this school district. I was typically art on a cart. I was very good at what
I did and gave 150% of myself and was stupid not to have help back any of this
energy for myself. I know now that I must and how to balance my efforts. I
will have a wonderful art room and an office. I will see the special needs
students for 20 minutes a week (attention focused on children's needs) and
40min. for the general population. I have not kept up with the list although I
had maintained my interest and subscription since 1999. I must confess that I
had not read 95% of the past issues. I really appreciate all the kindness this
list has given for support and generosity for sharing your knowledge.
Donna in Florida