I firmly second what Michal Austin and San D Hasselman have said.
Process over product. Don't take it personally.
Hang in there. It's almost time to take off and plan for next year!
Jean King in hot, humid Houston
On May 24, 2009, at 9:07 AM, donnalyn shuster wrote:
> I know this has been discussed quite a while ago, but the issue of
> student deliberately destoying their art work at the end of the year
> has resurfaced. We always return the bulk of the work from our
> annual art show following the event and this year it seems like I
> have had a higher than normal rate of kids who just do not care and
> look to dump their stuff immediately! I told them they HAVE to take
> it with them - yet last week before our long weekend, I found broken
> ceramic projects on our walkway/2D work stuffed in garbage
> cans...very disheartening! How do you deal with this issue??? I
> have many who really VALUE their work and take great care to get
> their work home in one piece...yet the numbers of the kids who just
> do not care( amazingly reflected in their academic achievement.....)
> seems to be rising at an alarming rate.
> Donnalyn in NY
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