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Lesson Plans

reply to Judy's 2 questions,a little long

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Barbara Hall (bahall)
Sun, 23 May 99 12:19:39 -0600 Central Daylight Time

Our end of the year art show coincides with our Academic Banquet. This is
an occasion when every student who has earned special recognition is
honored (this includes honor roll, band achievments, ART HONORS, science
fair etc.) The banquet is held the last Thursday in April. I usually try
to leave the show up for other events (band concert, spring musical,
athletic banquet) held in that facility. Luckily we have never had
anything tampered with. SO with that being at the end of April then we
have most of the month of May...I agree with someone else's reply. waiting
until finals week would make it awful as far as returning everyone's work
AND doing final grades AND cleaning the art room. For me the days building
up to the art show are hectic but also magical. I have learned to give my
students more and more responsibility for organizing and hanging the show.
I am always amazed at how they come through and do a great job putting
together a great show. Then after the show I like to do short assignments,
often in their sketch books. I would like to think that this sort of gets
them in the groove to maybe work in their sketchbooks over the summer. It
is also the time when they are choosing classes for the next year, so I
spend time with them one on one, discussing what they have achieved this
year and what is on the horizon. Gets them thinking about art class when
they do their schedules. I guess I sort of like the time after the art
show. It is a time to hopefully feel goos about what you have done and be
more inspired for what is possible for next year.
By the way, does anyone else think that maybe we should'nt tell the kids
when the last day of school will be, keep them guessing so they won't
start that "shut down" mode. Maybe just tell them one day "DOn't come
tomorrow, have a nice summer" :)
ANother reason why I would not wait until the very end to do a show...that
glazed over look that appears in their little eyes come May.

Amanda Linn