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Lesson Plans


something from nothing

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Ron Pachter (rpachter)
Sat, 2 Oct 1999 23:58:34 -0400 (EDT)


Your quote reminded me of my first year of art teaching in 1971. I was at a
hs which had never had an art teacher before. Portable, one small sink. NO
storage, slant top desks. One box of crayons and one pair of scissors. $85
budget for the year and I was in the boonies of middle Virginia.
Fortunately, I'd had a couple of college profs who had indeed taught us
something from nothing. And after 25 yrs. of teaching in 3 states, I have a
reasonably good budget these days and a very enviable facility, yet I am
still the scrounger, dumpster diver, trash picker, beggar. I feel indeed
qualified to make a silk purse from a sow's ear.

You elementary teachers are worth your weight in gold. I couldn't do it.
Little kids make me nuts. Bless you and your efforts.

Marlyn Foell
in sunny Central Florida, where it rains, rains, rains--still.


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