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RE: First grade

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Sears, Ellen (
Thu, 11 Sep 1997 09:19:39 -0400

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We have been in school for almost 4 weeks. Before painting with my
Kindergartners last week I asked what they had been painting in their
room - they hadn't done any painting yet.
But the BEST(the worst) comment I ever heard from a 2-3 (ungraded
primary) was at the end of a school year. I was running out of
watercolors and I asked them if they had any left in their art boxes.
They took out brand new (9 month old) paint... they hadn't used it at
all. I asked them if they ever painted in their rooms and one boy told
me 'all you need is a good sharp pencil - if you've got that you're
okay'... sigh
But not all of our classrooms are like that.
Ellen Sears
Anchorage, KY


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