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Lesson Plans

Re: "It's Cute"

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John & Sandra Barrick (astroboy)
Fri, 11 Sep 1998 19:47:16 -0400

I had a little chuckle. Okay I can deal with cute. But I despise
the word "artsy" or "crafty", it somehow diminishes the work and
everything you put into a lesson. Especially if another teacher
suggest your help because your so "Artsy". Trying to explain this to
a layman is like pulling a pea through a hook rug.
I do wonder have you put up a handout on the wall next to the
artwork. I always have a handout to explain the lesson, process and
if we are doing an artist or learning a theory that is on it as
Maybe your class could work on it together. I also list the names of
kids and the grade. On each piece is a label mounted on black board
with their names. You will have the names all year if you start at
the beginning of the year. At each class I hand out what we covered
and the lesson etc,like the handout. If that is too much paper work,
then maybe handout the topics for the week you are going to cover.
Maybe once a month or a whole year of topics. Hope this helps.

Jerry & Anne Carman-Hendel wrote:
> May I vent?
> As we are approaching an open house at one of my schools soon, I was in
> the hallway after school putting up a display of 3rd grade drawings
> inspired by Picasso. A mother stopped by, looked at the artwork and cooed,
> "It's cute." ARGH!
> Also, we can laugh at ourselves. After this encounter, I told the
> principal and a 2nd grade teacher about it. Upon hearing the word "cute"
> they both immediately said, "Uh-oh." I guess I've made my point known
> before! :-)
> Thanks all!
> Anne C-H in the Illinois cornfields