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Lesson Plans


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Eggplant49 (Eggplant49)
Sat, 21 Mar 1998 15:23:59 EST

I teach K-8 (approx. 600 students) and I display everyone's work. I have
several reasons for doing this...I guess the most important is the child's
self-esteem. Students in the most primary grades often don't perceive their
work as being better or worse than one another... why burst their balloons? As
for the older students, they are pretty good judges of well done projects and
if they've worked hard, why deny them the opportunity of seeing their work
presented? Isn't art an equal opportunity subject???? If you aren't great at
painting...maybe clay is your thing? Secondly, I was told that if you display
a lot of work together, it makes a more striking presentation (I am talking
primary colored fish...not Picasso). If someone asked me not to hang up their
work...I wouldn't...but that has never happened. I make a point of telling my
students about the compliments I receive for their art work. I ask them to be
"art police" and make sure no touches or harms the work.
Their 15 minutes of fame????
Lynn in NJ

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