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MS Schedule

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One of the Colmans (colmans1)
Tue, 4 May 1999 19:37:05 -0400


Ann,
I also teach middle school. We have electives( in addition to the regular
art classes) the last period of the day. I have 5 different "Art Skills"
classes, all mixed 7th and 8th, although the majority of the kids are 7th
graders. I don't find the mix to be a problem. The classes are a bit
smaller than my regular 7th and 8th grade art classes ( 15-18 instead of 24)
and most of the disruptive types don't elect to take Art Skills. At my
school, all 7th and 8th graders must take 9 weeks of art ONCE during their
7th and 8th grade years. Art meets only 4 times per week, so that computes
to only 36 art classes in 2 years.( way too little as we all agree I'm
sure.) I would prefer to see art be a requirement for 7th graders and an
elective for 8th. That way, kids who are enthusiastic about art can
continue and take the place of those students who really would prefer not to
be there. I definitely agree about 8th grade boys-- I have 4 this term who
can easily wreak havoc on my classroom atmosphere. I keep them for
detention and they clean the art room when they get out of control. As a
matter of fact, my cabinets and counters were sparkling after school today
thanks to 2 of those boys!
Marian

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