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Ahhh...so glad to be back on the list serve. I have been in a transitional
situation since the Fall without a computer. I really missed everyone and
our meaningful discussions.
This one is great. I think it is so important for us as teachers to reflect
on the teachers that encouraged us. I am in the process of creating an
illustrated autobiography and in it includes Mrs. Nelson. She was my second
grade teacher at St. Scholastica's. We didnt have art class or an art teacher
either, but we did have Friday (cut and paste) art days. Mrs. Nelson let me
draw to my heart's content no matter what day of the week. I was a very
withdrawn child and lived mostly in an imaginery world. Mrs. Nelson brought
me out of that world by enouraging my art and talking with me about what I
was creating. I firmly believe that without Mrs. Nelson's encouragement and
interest, I probably would have become more withdrawn. I might have strayed
from art too.
Glad to be back in contact with everyone! Tell more stories. I want to hear
-Dawn in Tucson