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Square1-my experience

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Gldpawz_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Sat May 17 2003 - 04:55:20 PDT


I have done the Square 1 art for the past 2 years at one of my schools. The
PTA is in charge of it and all of the students draw their square in art
class.
I don't really enjoy doing the project. I have to keep track of students who
missed the art class because they were absent, on vacation, being tested etc.
 I have to chase down all the kids that didn't finish or missed it and I am
only at this school for half the week.
The entire school (k-5 )does it and the parent thinks they just draw whatever
they want and it would "look better". She complained that her son had to draw
owls last year when we did the project and he had no choice of subject
matter. (This was in 2nd grade and they were studying owls at the time) She
also said the drawings seemed "static." I was offended .

None of the money raised goes to the art program. None of it.
 I told the parent that next year they do this fundraiser it should be done
at home with their parents. She agreed.
Thanks for letting me vent~

Take care,
Carolyn in MA

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