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RE: [teacherartexchange] Decisions, decisions...


From: Deb (surreal70_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Aug 08 2005 - 07:10:56 PDT

Heather, How about journaling for your little guys with a drawing to illustrate their sentence? This has many cognitive and visualization learning components. I love that teaching art is really teaching everything. Deb/Kent

 --- On Sun 08/07, Heather Hayes < > wrote:

From: Heather Hayes [mailto:]


Date: Sun, 07 Aug 2005 22:25:51 -0500

Subject: RE: [teacherartexchange] Decisions, decisions...

I'd definately do 2 different syllabi, at least. Early elementary is quite <br>different than upper elementary, who in turn are quite different than jr <br>high age. You'll be covering different things and having completely <br>different expectations from them. The kids themselves won't get much out of <br>the syllabus in the early elementary grades, so it'll wind up being more of <br>a letter home.<br><br>I'm thinking that your very early elementary may have problems keeping up <br>with sketchbooks. I probably wouldn't start them until 2nd grade, or maybe <br>3rd. Then again somone with more experience w/ these grades may have more <br>advice.<br><br>As far as writing goes, I'd probably start it in 2nd grade. Kinders are <br>often still learning letters, and 1st graders are still learning basic word <br>spelling. 1st graders might be able to do very short sentences themselves <br>towards the end of the year. You may want to get them into the habit of <br>reflecting
by having them tell you something about their work, and then <br>writing it for them. You may not want to invest that much time in it, <br>though.<br><br>Hope that helps<br>Heather<br><br>>From:<br>>Reply-To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group" <br>><><br>>To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group" <br>><><br>>Subject: [teacherartexchange] Decisions, decisions...<br>>Date: Sun, 7 Aug 2005 22:12:51 EDT<br>><br>>Hi, once again! Class begins tomorrow. I'm not prepared!!! Anyway, I'm<br>>working on my syllabus. I think I need to create at least two different <br>>ones<br>>because I have all grades K-8. For 5-8, I am planning on having the <br>>students<br>>keep sketchbooks and portfolios, but I'm not sure about the K-4. What do <br>>you<br>>guys think? Should I at least have the 1-4 keep portfolios? Do you think <br>>they<br>>could benefit from sketchbooks? I figure the
kindergartners will be too <br>>little<br>>for either. I am also asking the older kids to write little reflective<br>>essays on their art projects. I am required to include writing in my <br>>class. At<br>>what ages do you think I should start requiring this? First grade? Second<br>>grade and up? This is so overwhelming! Thanks.<br>><br>>---<br>>To unsubscribe go to<br>>><br><br><br>---<br>To unsubscribe go to <br>>

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