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hanging out clothes and paras and parents who do the work

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holl5_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Wed Sep 01 2004 - 17:17:44 PDT


Hi,
   How is it that whatever is being discussed on the Arstednet line
mirrors what is going on in my art room? First, for the person looking
for hanging up clothes, Jonathan Green has some wonderful ,colorful
paintings of ladies hanging up clothes. One of his images was on the
posters for the Spoleto festival this year in Charleston-they are
great!
    I was trying to get on the NAEA site last night and thought it was my
&^@@* server. At least now I know it wasn't them this time-LOL.
    Yesterday I was very frustrated when the new para for a spinabifida
1st grader was doing all his work. She said, "he cant' draw circles,
oh he can't cut, etc.... "I finally gave him a big piece of paper,
drew lines on it and let him cut to his heart's content while she did
a "perfect" project for him. I talked with his classroom teacher later
and she also is frustrated with the para. I like Woody's advice-I'll
try to explain my idea to her-- that he should do his own work and if
she wants she can do one of her own! This year, with a new principal
we have gotten the word that every kdg. class must have their aide
stay with the students during all special areas. Yeah!- I thought.
Well, they arranged for moms to stay and now they do their children's
work or their kid misbehaves because they are in the room. ARGGHHHHH
Now I have to deal with that!
I guess maybe I should have a quick word with them before or after class
to "explain my philosophy". I like that line!
           Jeryl in SC also waiting for Frances (my daughter goes to
school in CHarleston!)

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