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Lesson Plans


Re: Question

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Skiart
Thu, 12 Nov 1998 22:48:16 EST


You write:
"I can relate to how you feel....if I take too much time to demonstrate and
give background information, there is little time to work. But I feel that
they are not getting the whole experience....making art work is only part
of it...learing about the artist and style is also important."

Sal,
A day in the life of my 2nd graders: the time consumed in distribution, their
raising their hand to tell me about individual problems, me saying to hold the
question until I get the class started, their asking to help me, me nicely
refusing help because it takes much too long for them to do it. Then, getting
them to stop working, cleaning up, their asking to help me and fighting over
it, packing up my boxes and walking from the mobile to the school, knocking on
the Kdg window to get the school door opened (I have no key), going up to the
2nd flr and getting my 2 carts at the prior class, wheeling carts to my next
class, walking in late (I get 0 minutes between classes)
When I commented to the 2nd grade teacher about doing 2 things in 1 day, the
critique from their previous project and the intro of the new project, she
smiled and said, I know, I could have told you that. The kids are so
enthusiastic about everything, I can't get it all done in 40 min. And I spent
a loooooong time training the 2nd graders in procedures at the start of the
year, and I'm very organized. Sue