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[ Thread ][ Subject ][ Author ][ Date ]Melissa Enderle
Mon, 11 Oct 1999 18:45:44 -0700
I teach art/adaptive art this year for three days a week. The last two days
I am in the computer lab teaching kids (and teachers) computer skills and
computer integration. On two art days I have 6 classes, most for 45 minutes,
a few self-contained classes for 30 minutes and two for over an hour. Every
single class has kids with disabilities in it. My worst day is Wednesday
when I have 6 middle school (integrated, multi-age classes), with not oven a
minute break in between. I also have a 30 minute lunch duty two days a week.
I love teaching computers, and especially appreciate not having the
incredible amount of preparation work needed in art. It is a little
challenging to wear both hats, since I have so many teachers wanting my help
even on the non-computer days.
For a budget, the principal has been fairly open so far. Although I am
careful for what I ask for, I have never been denied of anything. This is
especially good since I am working on building up the adaptive art tools to
enable all, even the most physically disabled to independently create in
art. Adaptive scissors, for example, can be very expensive. My present
budget certainly beats that of my last school - we were reluctantly given
$200 for the entire year - coming out to 32 cents per child!
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