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Re: Inclusion support for art teachers


Date: Thu Mar 14 2002 - 18:19:50 PST

In a message dated 3/14/02 4:31:55 PM Central Standard Time, writes:

<< Just so you know, I am pro-inclusion, but I think there needs to be
 sufficient support so that it is successful for everyone. >>

Yes - the paras are no where to be found during art and I have teasingly
paras and homeroom teachers that art is probably the most dangerous subject
since we use - sharp pencils, scissors, compasses, rulers and other objects
could be harmful to students if misused. They just shrug and say - well you
Specials never have aides!!! Well music and pe do not need them perhaps but
geeeze - so many manipulatives to learn and special ed students that are with
few skills need special attention - one on one. I had an aide with one of my
very slow kinders last year - she didn;t show the child how to do anything -
she did the art for her. This child is repeating kinder and some days she
knows what to do and follow directions and another day she will scribble or
tear the work up. I never know what day she will have!!! and the disaster
happens when I am working with
someone on the other side of the room! Roberta