On Sat, 28 Mar 1998 12:24:11 -0600 mary bolyard <gregjuli>
> You,ve expressed my sentiments exactly. Everything from the "book
>people" needs to be taken with a grain of salt. Sometimes the grains
>are good and sometimes the grains are........ well you know what I
> I'm in middle school also, and right now my 6th graders are doing
>During the sketching of the compositions out come the "m" birds, suns
>the corners, and zig-zag mountains. Yikes! When I explain to the
>students how the sun moves through the sky during the day , how to do
>birds other ways, how mountains are not all the some height and width
>they eat it up! They are happier with the outcome of their work. It
>was like a light was turned on for them.
> I hope all teachers are not afraid to sosmetimes try to break the
>boundaries of stale expectations for all students. Reach a little
>higher, be a little bolder.
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