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>From: "Sharon Barrett Kennedy" <sharonbk>
>To: "Artsednet" <artsednet.edu>
>Subject: 10-min. art lesson for PARENTS on Sat.
>Date: Wed, 13 Oct 1999 22:33:34 -0400
>Okay--here's the deal. It's Parents' Weekend at my school and on Saturday
>parents will be going through their child's schedule, having 10 minutes for
>each class. (It's a private boarding/day school--that's why it's on
>I'd planned on giving an overview of the course, describing what I hope to
>accomplish this year, telling them a little about my background, briefly
>sharing my philosophy of art education etc, etc. I figured I had plenty to
>fill 10 minutes, especially if I allowed a couple of minutes for general
>Well. The powers that be have now decided that they want us to do a mini
>lesson in our subject.... I'm drawing a blank (no pun intended!) as I'm
>also trying to put up our first major exhibit, get the room in some
>semblance of order, and gear up for a full day of regular classes on
>and then conferences with individual parents from 4 until about 8:30 Friday
>Does anyone have any ideas for something that I can do (lesson wise) for
>about 10 minutes that would require minimal setup-cleanup and yet be (dare
>say--hehehe) as "impressive" as my talk would have been? I teach students
>grade 5-12 so it should be middle/high school-oriented.
>Thanks for your help (again, and again, and again!)
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