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Re: [teacherartexchange] Art therapy question

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From: Diane C. Gregory (dianegregory_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Nov 19 2005 - 13:33:18 PST


Hi Carol,

I would stick to the planned lesson for the stability. Very sad story.

Diane

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Dr. Diane C. Gregory
Director, Undergraduate & Graduate
Studies in Art Education
Texas Woman's University
Denton, TX  76204
dgregory@mail.twu.edu
940-898-2540
Quoting "Carol K." <chudrlik@earthlink.net>:
> Hi everyone.
>
> I just received devastating news that one of my 4th grade students
> took his life (possibly by accident).  I'm so stunned.  It just
> breaks my heart and I can't imagine how his classmates will take the
> news.  I teach at several schools and when I come to this school on
> Tuesday the students will already know.
> My question is this - I do not have a background in art therapy but I
> am wondering if I should postpone the project we have been working on
> so that we could do something that might be a little more therapeutic
> for them (without necessarily telling them that that's why we are
> postponing it).  Perhaps some free drawing or clay meditation....  Or
> maybe just sticking to the planned project would be good for their
> sense of stability.
> Any thoughts?
>
> -Carol
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