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Re: money, postage stamps and flags/middle school discipline

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The Cheevers (lazydog)
Wed, 2 Jun 1999 21:40:40 -0400


Re: Money; The US Mint has some nice promotional material and if there is
anyone who can bring foreign currency scan one side and discuss design.
Caution about counterfeit laws. Most money has important stuff to the
country. Have your students the ruler of their own country-what sort of
things would they design on their money to make it relevant? Can't draw?
Copy something. They'll learn by doing. Lisa in Va

>of art on money, flags and postage stamps - specifically as related to
>Texas history. Any ideas on hands-on projects that would go along with
>this? (My students are typically frustrated with their abilities to draw
>well enough to design their own money.)
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>Also - just finished my first year of middle school art teaching having
>come from 2-3 grade. I know that being better organized will help some
>discipline problems and that will come with experience. However, anyone
>know of any resources/websites that deal with discipline at this age? I
>am becoming hardened and ugly already - my mouth doesn't hang quite so
>low in reaction to their actions and words. I had visions (illusions) of
>this happy, inspired classroom. Ha!
>However, school just ended and I'm still excited and enthused about
>finding new ideas and techniques so there is still hope - and there were
>1 or 2 students in most classes that were listening and appreciative.
>
>Thanks again,
>Nora Redfern
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