Magazine article School Arts

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Magazine article School Arts

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The world's thinnest office building, located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, is only six feet wide.

Hefty Nails

Would you believe that one of the Statue of Liberty's fingernails weights one hundred pounds?

Time to Redecorate the Artroom

Last fall, I had a vivacious student-teacher who wanted to add more color to the cabinets in my art pod. We ran her idea by the principal and set to work. First, we primed the art room cabinets with a waterbase primer available at hardware stores. Next, we set to work interpreting great works of art on the cabinet doors. As we were sharing the teaching tasks, one of us would paint on the cabinet doors with acrylic paint while the other was teaching. The elementary students enjoyed watching as they were working on their projects. We both felt like artists-in-residence.

--Kathy Vaughn, art teacher, and Mary Lea Harris, student teacher, at Hutchison Elementary School in Herndon, Virginia.

Babysitting Wages

I'm fed up with teacher's and their hefty salaries for only nine months work! What we need here is a little perspective. If I had my way, I'd pay teachers babysitting wages. Instead of paying these outrageous taxes, I'd give them $3.00 an hour. And I'm only going to pay them for five hours, not planning time. That would be $15.00 a day. Each parent should pay $15.00 a day for these teachers to babysit their children.

Even if they have more than one child, it's still cheaper than private daycare. …

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