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Posts Made By: ms.artteacher
Board: Art Teachers 09-02-2009, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By ms.artteacher
canvas subs

I've found small canvases and larger canvas boards at the dollar store, but I actually prefer masonite for many projects. You can usually get a huge sheet for 3 dollars (canadian mind you) and have...
Board: Art Teachers 08-11-2009, 05:48 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By ms.artteacher
studio week,

Brilliant! why hadn`t i thought of that!
Board: Art Teachers 08-11-2009, 05:41 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By ms.artteacher
grade 5 was hard

Last year I taught 1-10...(this year just senior, thank goodness!) Grade 5 was my toughest year, I kept over and under estimating their abilities and interest in projects. They loved comics, Op art...
Board: Art Teachers 08-11-2009, 05:28 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By ms.artteacher
if you're still checking....

Smart boards are great fun (though I miss my blackboard for teaching shading and things like that...)

The neat thing is that you can draw over powerpoint slides....get kids to find the vanishing...
Board: Art Teachers 06-17-2009, 03:58 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By ms.artteacher
pardon the late response...

Basically I just tacked myself on to the agenda for the regular "meet the teachers" night, and laid down the law :) My admin was supportive, but I think much of that has to do with the new school...
Board: Art Teachers 06-17-2009, 03:52 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By ms.artteacher
shh...don't tell anyone!

I actually didn't grade a single piece of my 1s work all year. We did self-assessments and class discussions, and at each reporting period I'd use a detailed rubric to assess overall develop of each...
Board: Visual & Performing Arts 05-31-2009, 04:04 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By ms.artteacher
i'm obsessed with them!

i've been using the printouts all year with all my grades for early finishers. My 5s made analogous colour collages with scraps- a joint project with math symmetry lesson and the 4s made chalk...
Board: New Teachers 05-28-2009, 02:31 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By ms.artteacher
its crazy!

i posted previoulsy about the same thing, but now that i'm almost done...wooza!

I'm sad to see the kids go, happy to see them go, mad at my mistakes, proud for what i've done, scared i didnt do...
Board: Art Teachers 05-28-2009, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By ms.artteacher
another thing

..use the standards when talking to admin and parents.

ex according to this and this, I need to cover this and this. I need this and this to do that. If not, these standards will be neglected.
Board: Art Teachers 05-28-2009, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By ms.artteacher
that sucks!

I'm assuming you're an art teacher as well...

I'm also at a private school (1st year teaching) and encounter similar complaints, projects are too intensive etc... I often felt like I'm here to as...
Board: ARCHIVE 05-28-2009, 01:54 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By ms.artteacher
i think spring triggers..

...some primeval behaviour. Like birds or something. The girls get flirty and weird, and the boys puff up, try and one-up each other, touch each other constantly, talk above each-other.......

And...
Board: Art Teachers 05-26-2009, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By ms.artteacher
omg

thats too cute and funny!
Board: ARCHIVE 05-14-2009, 01:48 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By ms.artteacher
we had a good talk..

I pulled the student out of class and we had a little chat about appropriate things to talk about etc but tried to reinforce that if one has questions about sex or anything else one can talk to...
Board: ARCHIVE 05-12-2009, 01:17 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By ms.artteacher
I was asked today...

if I was a stripper before I was a teacher! By a 9 year old! One of those "whats the world coming to" moments. Yuck.
Board: ARCHIVE 04-05-2009, 05:22 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By ms.artteacher
Swtogrl

Oh dear, I didn't mean a "negative influence" at all! Thats why I said its a "sticky situation" and "know thats not what you beleive" and added the south park reference along with the sin one (which,...
Board: ARCHIVE 04-04-2009, 06:37 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By ms.artteacher
my worst nightmare!

i have a fancy school issued laptop that is only insured while locked to my desk (literally, a combination lock and metal cable) at school. i can't get home insurance for it, as recommended by the...
Board: ARCHIVE 04-04-2009, 06:26 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By ms.artteacher
wowsa!

yes indeed, pot stirred!

"discussing... our belief systems and how they impact our view of the world."...and I would add, how they in turn impact our students. Its such a sticky issue isnt it? I...
Board: New Teachers 04-03-2009, 03:31 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By ms.artteacher
oh man....

The first year is almost over, and what is there to show for it? Everyone told me there would be moments when I'd want to quit, I'd feel like a failure etc.... But holy smokes this an emotional...
Board: ARCHIVE 04-03-2009, 03:22 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By ms.artteacher
well...

if its politics, its certainly politics i encounter everyday at school. how many times do we hear "thats gay" or "fag"? Its a topic, whatever our politics, that we should all graple with.
Board: Visual & Performing Arts 03-30-2009, 03:36 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By ms.artteacher
don't worry

I spent 8 years in art school (specialized high school and uni.), and I'm still looking stuff up. There is so much good stuff on the net, museum websites are a great place to start (most have ed....
Board: Private Schools 03-22-2009, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By ms.artteacher
I didn't...

but it was a major topic of the interview. I did mention hands on learning and diversity in both my teaching philosophy and cover letter, and spoke about boys having diverse needs- something you can...
Board: Art Teachers 03-12-2009, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By ms.artteacher
this sounds great

but I dont understand how to get to it :) what's ning?
Board: ARCHIVE 03-08-2009, 11:35 AM
Replies: 51
 
Posted By ms.artteacher
if nothing else...

Its just soooo tacky! and can you imagine the social repercussions for the poor chubby kid who gets asked if they're "gluttony" etc...

Are they planning on including the new ones? like not...
Board: Inspirations 02-03-2009, 03:04 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By ms.artteacher
Amazing!

I`ve had a hard time with my 4s lately, lots of snarky comments, fights at recess...they just aren`t getting along lately...It culminated today with one kid yelling across the room to another ``I...
Board: ARCHIVE 02-01-2009, 08:26 AM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By ms.artteacher
I wholeheartedly agree...

With the pps. Good ridance! To have the nerve to demand her colleagues step in to clean-up after what sounds like a hissy-fit is one thing, but to then turn on you when you politely decline takes it...



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