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Re: [Re: the "Perpetual holiday"

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Susan Briggs (susanbriggs)
6 Oct 98 23:28:52 EDT


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be careful rapping other 'specials' --especially while you are defending
art. I was pleasantly surprised to hear the gym teacher at my elementary
school planning ways to incorporate math in gym to reinforce the MEAP
tests. He does odds/evens, fractions and even metric things with his
classes. I loved it! Now if I can only get him to write art terms on all
of the volleyballs. ha!

owner-artsednet.edu wrote:
"Perpetual holiday" is what I think some teachers think teaching art
is...and
I find that humiliating. I work so hard at my curriculum, and plan my
lessons
with great care. Then I realize that most think Art is "crafts" alone,
and
the children are playing in my class...like a Gym class game of kickball!
We
have great fun, but my classes rarely result in 25-30 pieces of artwork
that
look just alike (i.e. a craft that was
"step-by-step-so-it-looks-like-this-
and-that-color-is-wrong-so-do-it-just-like-this"). I am finding (this is
my
first 'official' year, not as a substitute) that displaying their artwork
in
the halls with a banner overhead with a catchy phrase (like "2nd Grade
seeks
BALANCE and finds it in ART" is helping people (teachers) realize that I
am

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be careful rapping other 'specials' --especially while you are defending 
art.  I was pleasantly surprised to hear the gym teacher at my elementary 
school planning ways to incorporate math in gym to reinforce the MEAP 
tests.  He does odds/evens, fractions and even metric things with his 
classes.  I loved it!  Now if I can only get him to write art terms on all 
of the volleyballs.  ha!

owner-artsednet.edu wrote:
"Perpetual holiday" is what I think some teachers think teaching art 
is...and
I find that humiliating.  I work so hard at my curriculum, and plan my 
lessons
with great care.  Then I realize that most think Art is "crafts" alone, 
and
the children are playing in my class...like a Gym class game of kickball!  
We
have great fun, but my classes rarely result in 25-30 pieces of artwork 
that
look just alike (i.e. a craft that was 
"step-by-step-so-it-looks-like-this-
and-that-color-is-wrong-so-do-it-just-like-this").  I am finding (this is 
my
first 'official' year, not as a substitute) that displaying their artwork 
in
the halls with a banner overhead with a catchy phrase (like "2nd Grade 
seeks
BALANCE and finds it in ART" is helping people (teachers) realize that I 
am



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