One year...just as a kick...I handed out small pieces of ditto paper with
the beginning title....
I gave them very little instruction (middle school) except to say that I
didn't want things like..."Art sucks"...or "Art is fun". They had to be
much more flowery than that. I would always read a few samples from the
previous class. I took about 5 mins. max for each class and offered, as a
reward, a giant candy bar for my personal choice for best one. To make a
long story shorter, I wound up buying 23 candy bars. It was worth it! I
typed up all the best ones, put them on blk. const. paper, laminated them
(I'm the laminator, remember?), and put them ALL AROUND the school
including the principal's office, library bullentin boards, front office,
school newspaper/literary magazine, other classrooms, other teachers'
foreheads (ha!)...ANYWHERE I could think of...and my room, of course. This
was the year of "writing across the curriculum" buzzwords and it caused
alot of great comments among teachers, parents. I posted them on the list a
few years ago and they are in the archives.
Thanks for bringing "quotes" up again. I should really repeat this in my
Bunki Kramer - Los Cerros Middle School
968 Blemer Rd., Danville, California 94526
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