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Re: posters, to Leah

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Litesal (Litesal)
Thu, 17 Sep 1998 17:34:08 -0400

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From: Teri Sanford <terily>
To: Maahmaah <Maahmaah>; art <>
Date: Thursday, September 17, 1998 10:30 AM
Subject: re: posters, to Leah

Dear Teri,

Those are great ideas. Especially since I should be reminding students that
what we learn in art class can, and should be used whenever they do art
work. They should think of themselves as artists and think like artists
think when they are creating...Thanks for reminding me.

I did work out what I'm going to do. If the fifth grade teachers will have
a discussion with their students about drug prevention (I'm not equipped to
teach that), I will use one class period to talk about poster design, and
assist students while they sketch their ideas. The posters will be
completed in the classrooms. Materials are not a problem since I provide
all the materials for everybody and everything in the whole school. I'm
beginning to think I must have a great budget!!

Sincerely, Leah

> Why not let them know that you are teaching the concepts of good
>design in your class and that they can do the poster part in THEIR
>class. Maybe give them a more comprehensive handout of the design
>elements that will remind them while they are working in their own room,
>with their own materials. You could maybe mention it at the beginning
>of YOUR class each time, saying something like, "I know you are working
>on the posters in your classroom. Be sure your design is balanced,
>etc. If anyone has any specific questions, I'd be happy to work with
>you after school (at lunch, conf. time, etc)." Then drop by the classes
>once a week while they are working, just to show them you are supporting
>them. I find that some of my students in the past have been GREAT
>artists in my room, but lose it when they have to illustrate a story or
>whatever, outside of the art studio. Would this work for you? Or are
>you required to do the posters?
> My school counselor asked me about doing the Red Ribbon drug week
>poster contest in October. I told her that drug education is not in my
>curriculum, nor did I order enough posterboard for every 3-5th grader to
>make a poster. However, since I will be out of the country for a week
>in October, I would let my sub give them paper to do their "plan" or
>rough draft of a poster, based on what their classroom teachers had
>taught them about drug education. Then when I return I will look over
>their plans, make suggestions/conference with students, then they can do
>the real poster back in homeroom, with their own markers. (I don't let
>kids color in with my markers. The budget just doesn't allow me to buy
>enough. We outline with marker and add color with either crayon or
>colored pencil. Anyone else have this situation??)
>Sorry this went on so long... I got carried away.
>Poster contests create a dilemma for me, as well. It's not that I don't
>like them, it's that I feel pressed for time. For example, the fifth
>teachers want me to do a lesson on poster making, and have their
>create a poster that supports not using drugs. Great idea, yes, but I'm
>trying to have the students complete some work before open house,
>students had their first class just today (after having in-service and
>day), and the posters have to be done by the end of the month. It
>me. If I just give them the information, and let them go, all that
>composition information that they have in their brain, goes out the
>I MUST REMIND THEM! Uugh! I wish I had every class, every day, so much
> little time....