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Re: unneccessary flames

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Sat, 31 Oct 1998 23:30:26 EST

Hi Susan:
I am in Cicero, IL, a mostly hispanic suburb of Chicago. I love my school and
kids! I had a ball with Halloween. I do art on a cart and try to implement
everything from Wong's philosophy. I have to come flying into the classrooms,
I used to post all of my "Wong" signs, but I just don't have time, now that I
am bringing more elaborate supplies into the classrooms. I can't leave the
signs up in all the classrooms, I'm in the classroom teacher's territory.
Between classes, I have so much to reorganize on my 2 carts, I have no minutes
between classes, so I reorganize as I push the 2 carts. I have to think as I
walk, so I don't like to have kids help me, I can't talk to them, and they
want to tell me their life story. I have spilled water buckets, I have to run
to the mobile, to the 1st floor, to the 2nd floor, try to keep my desk stuff
in my carpenter's apron. I bring my own table (for demonstrations), I put a
masonite board across 1 cart. I keep some stock supplies on a cart on the 2nd
floor, but don't have them when I leave the floor. Between classes, I have to
hide all my goodies on the cart, which sits in the hall, because kid's take
them. But I did spend a long time in the classroom, at the beginning of the
year, teaching Wong's procedures and rules. Also, I gave them transformation
as their 1st project, as a means to fix a mistake, instead of starting over.
That helped. Sue