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Lesson Plans

Routine in Art Class

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Thu, 15 Apr 1999 22:10:05 EDT

I have back to back classes k-5. Teachers have kids sitting quietly
(usually!) outside my door. This gives me a chance to greet the class as a
whole and introduce the lesson for the day/review/ get them into the right
mindframe as they walk through the door. I was at another school where
students burst through the door when they got there and I much prefer being
able to set the tone before they even enter the room.
The kids are in the habit of gathering first around the demonstration
table in the middle of the room for instructions, then going to their seats
when it's time to work on the project.
At clean up time they clean, stand behind seats and wait for a "Table
Inspector" to check for a clean, neat table w/quiet kids ready to line up. I
use the class list to randomly select names w/o looking and put a mark next
to who's already had a turn (they love being picked to do that!). This is
also the time when a few kids help set up for the next class.
I hope this helps, I'm curious to hear how other teachers go about
this process. :) Sue