Note: To protect the privacy of our members, e-mail addresses have been removed from the archived messages. As a result, some links may be broken.
Regarding the emotional projects for early finishers...(I'm writing
from home now) I use regular 9x12 white construction paper but
anything will do. After they are finished they mount this on colored
construction paper then fill out a tag that is attached to it in the
lower left hand corner. They then turn these in for a grade and to be
displayed (I try to get as much work up as possible, some areas are
for the best example but theyall do get put up eventually...sometimes
not until the end of the year show.)
I like this for subs because the instruction has already been given
and the materials are simple...even crayons work great.
One of my first years teaching I was at the end of the year and the
second to last day most of the kids were through for the year. I had
some kids helping me pack up the room and thought the others would
appreciate a day to just relax. Whoa! was I wrong, total caos was
growing louder by the minute so I grabbed all the crayons i could find
and had them draw a continuous line until it had divided up the paper
into nice workable shapes and then they colored each section a
different color...sometimes rendering. What a lifesaver! They had to
be pushed out of the room they actually enjoyed doing it so much!
Hope this helps...Sue Freeland.
P.S. I also have a self evaluation system that works really well, the
students rate their own classroom behavior and then follow rubrics for
each project. Still in the process of refining this but have found
that the kids for the most part are usually harder on themselves than
This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Tue Apr 11 2000 - 19:35:59 PDT