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Re: [teacherartexchange] Too young for blind contour drawing?


Date: Wed Oct 04 2006 - 18:28:52 PDT

Best wishes to you--I thoroughly enjoy middle school though it is rather like standing next to a fire hydrant with the cap off. Don't plan on bringing down too many of your high school lesson plans. They're developmentally different not only in the quantitative sense but in the qualitative as well. But welcome to a great club.


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>Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2006 15:40:20 -0300
>From: Peggy Woolsey <>
>Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] Too young for blind contour drawing?
>To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group" <>
>Excuse me for not being clearer about my situation--I'm teaching part
>time. Part time teaching in high school still means I have to go
>every day but the middle school operates on a days off schedule (for
>me). I also am really enjoying students who are not quite so demented
>by boy girl preoccupation, fatigued by after school jobs, and/ or
>thoroughly negative about school (only partially negaive at this
>stage). I also do not miss the cigarette, drug patrols, the school
>fights or all the students who are bigger than me. I like that most
>every student really likes to come to art class. Thanks for the info
>on blind contour. I tried it today--the 5/6 were a bit iffy on it,
>but 7 and 8 did great
>On 4-Oct-06, at 1:52 AM, wrote:
>> My 6th graders do them successfully. I am wondering though, how does
>> switching to middle school afford you more time to work on your
>> masters?!
>> creatively, Linda in Oregon
>Oh, dear, it's probably too late to say this, but switching to middle
>school is not the way to have more time. I do hope you have a lot of
>fun but you will have to hang on for the ride and will probably start
>going to sleep a lot earlier each evening.
>> Hi middle school teachers,
>> I've switched this year from high school to middle school so
>> that I
>> have some time to work on my Masters. How young do you start your
>> students on blind contour drawing? Is grade 5 too soon for them to
>> get the benefits?
>> Thank you,
>> Peggy
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