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Lesson Plans

Sending work home

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Betty Bowen (
Fri, 29 Oct 1999 10:38:43 -0500

This is really a two-part question, in reference to the parents who called
the principal to complain that the kids weren't bringing home enough art -

One - Do any of you send letters to parents at the beginning of the year
telling them about the art class - needs, expectations, plans for field
trips, etc.?
Two - If so, do you tell them whether or not / when generally to expect the
kids to bring home work?

If you do, do you feel it helps "head off" complaints from parents who want
art class to be a production facility? At least you could say - "in the
letter you received (and signed) at the beginning of the year I explained
that many projects need to stay at school for several weeks", etc.,

It sounds like the principal doesn't have a clear vision of what he/she
expects from an art program. This is something I have really learned from
this list - the lack of administrators who understand the role of visual art
in education. It seems to be a pervasive problem.

(The trouble is, it is those same principals who do the interviewing for


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