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Lesson Plans

re: elem art experience

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Teri Sanford (terily)
Mon, 01 Mar 1999 06:26:49 -0600

Hi Linda,
I, too, work my tail off trying to get the kids to have a good solid
foundation in art. I think where Bunki was coming from is that in CA,
there are NO elem. art programs to speak of. Here in Texas (at least in
my district) we have art specialists at each campus, and I have many
MS/HS teacher friends who think the kids have great knowledge coming
in. That does not mean that the 6th grade program doesn't do basics,
they do. It is all a matter of the student's perspective. Often, after
a lesson in the 6th grade, one of my students will go "AHA" that is what
she was talking about all that time (like balance, or movement, or
whatever). I think in elem. many kids can tell you what you said, but
it takes multiple (and I mean MULTIPLE) experiences AND growth/maturity
to understand and internalize concepts. That is why so much school
curriculum is cyclical.

Have a great day!