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RE: [teacherartexchange] speeding up the students?


From: San D Hasselman (shasselman_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Apr 28 2009 - 03:15:38 PDT

good morning
  Some things will just take longer because the kids like them so much. Perspective seems to be one of them. What I have done is made the project smaller. What that means is for our perspective piece we did postcards, also using colored pencils. I then laminated them and sent them out. The kids finished them in half the time (because they were smaller), got the point (ok so that was a visual pun), and I made my point (again, bad pun) of how to do perspective, and someone they knew got a "cool beans" postcard.
  San D
>>> My 7th Graders have been doing a 2 point perspective project
>>> (cityscape) and it is taking them weeks! I know teachers before me
>>> took a long time on this, but I want to move on to other things,
>>> and if I'm getting bored, the students surely must be! They
>>> planned them, drew them out and are now coloring them with colored
>>> pencils. One or two students are finally finished, but others seem
>>> way off. We have a 50 minute lesson 2-3 times a week. How can I
>>> get them to speed up without ruining their work?
>>> Thanks, Nadine
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