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Re: Elementary Discipline - writing or doing - it's your choice!!!

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DWHEEL5645_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Tue Oct 31 2000 - 18:38:59 PST


the art articles are every 6 weeks, because I think reading and writing about
art is important, the writing assignment is district policy every 6 weeks -
that isn't punishment, do get real dear, perhaps you teach in a heavenly
district where all your students WANT to do art, but, I unfortunately am a
dumping ground for 100 Art I students, ED, LD, ADHD, MR, you name it and
another 60 Art 2-4 Some are just being warehoused, I take them all, even when
I don't have to,BUT - if you act up so we can't do real art, then we will
read the text book, write all the questions out, complete sentences, etc....
because there's only 1 way to do art in the classroom, and that's with the
cooperation of the whole group, those who can't or won't aren't going to keep
me from teaching the other 25-30, so the get the alternate assignment.It
works, and reading about art and artists even as punishment is still valid,
you teach where the kids are, and that's where some are! They don't usually
stay there, they wise up quickly!!!
Sign me, 'the art nazi' (NO ART FOR YOU!!!!!)