Thanks again for all the great student teacher gift ideas. Below is a list
of all the ideas, if anyone is interested.
> any of Helen Hume's books...i.e. survival guides for secondary art
teacher, survival guide for elementary/middle school art teacher, or art
teacher's book of lists.
> San D (Judy Nagel also suggested this)
> I have given large carriers (ok, not to you, Mary!) for transporting
> I received a terrific book called "Teaching Art with Books Kids Love" by
> Darcie Clark Frohardt.
> Book of Lists is great also I love my Annotated Mona Lisa.
I recieved a Chicago Art institute umbrella that was signed by all my HS
students. I still read student responses to my teaching -from 6 years ago-
they are still very uplifting! I have also used my umbrella in various
still life settings. It has become very much a part of me.
Kathy in Kalamazoo
> How about one of the Mona Brooks books on drawing for children or older
> Sue E. Stewart
> Sumner High School
> I'm big on baskets and I make my student teacher - new teacher basket with
> of goodies--such as The Art Journal Questions( booklet), colorful
> fun pens, post- notes, chocolate,and coffee cup are somethings I might
put in a basket.
> I think a set of basic tools would be really handy, like a hammer,
screwdriver with slotted and Phillips ends, pliers, needle-nose pliers,
> hot glue gun, measuring tape, etc. I can't tell you how often I use mine
Another good gift for a student teacher would be the Art Trivia cards from
Nasco. They are fairly pricey...$17, I think, but I use them at the end of
every class. Kids who are clenned up and ready to leave can raise their hand
to answer...the reward for a correct response? They get to leave a minute