I got some very nice collage get well cards once when I was very ill and it really meant a lot to me.
From: Ann Heineman [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, May 12, 2005 3:23 PM
To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] Substitute Plans for very ill art
What a lovely idea, Kathryn. As someone who had cancer surgery, I can
tell you that cards and hand-made little crafts really picked up my spirit.
If this teacher has some recording equipment handy (cassette tape recorder,
VCR) perhaps the kids can record their voices or even create a play where
they dress up as artists in period costume and wish him a speedy recovery.
Ann-on-y-mouse in Columbus
Art teacher, K-5, retired
> I am creating substitute plans for an art teacher who is very ill. He is in
> hospital, and the students have not had an opportunity to deal with his
> all. I am looking for lesson plans that will help create positive energy and
> support for this very beloved teacher, and help the students create a
> supportive community in his absence. Does anyone have any sources or
> suggestions for lesson plans etc. that would relate to this situation? There
> about one month left in the school year, and I have a great deal to do in the
> interim, I am worried about missing a very teachable moment.
> Thank you for your help.
> Kathryn Harmon
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