>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.)
>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.