UGH - My kids (5th grade) asked if they could have coloring sheets for a
when we are finished activity. I pointed to a stack of Newsprint I had
the office order for me and said draw your own picture. (I had to forbid
them to use the printer paper because the office is on a real paper
saving kit and we have to order paper one ream at a time from the
office. If the copier runs out of paper and you don't have your ream to
bad!!!!!!! I went and bought a case of paper for my room just in case. I
don't run off worksheet very often either. Most of my coping is to
supplement our science and Social Studies textbooks which don't match
the new curriculum from the district and state.
From: jtowle [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2002 11:14 AM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Re: ***WHERE TO COLOR? Inside or Outside of the lines????***
Thank you everyone for your suggestions & links. I haven't had a chance
talk to the teacher yet, but will soon.
The activity was simply a 'coloring book' type filler. My husband
suggested, from a writing standpoint, that they may be trying to teach
control for letter development. Could be, but doesn't matter to me. I
still maintain that if you're teaching control, following instructions
the like, don't prostitute art in the process.