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Lesson Plans

Re: grading checklist

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Scott Forsman & Susan Federico (metalart)
Wed, 7 Aug 1996 21:30:39 -0700

>I am looking for some kind of checklist for projects that I could
>use to assess students in progress and also as a final grade. I
>think it would include things like effort, use of materials,
>etc. I teach elementary, so nothing too complex, but I would
>appreciate any input or any lists you already use.
>Also, thanks to everyone who gave me lesson plans for K-1! It
>was very helpful. I think I am going to start with a cave art
>unit and tie in lines and shapes (an intro for K and a review for
>1st) along with slides of real cave paintings. I am really

How about doing just as the paleolithic cave artists did and use hollow
reeds, and or straws to blow color (ie: tempera paint or non-toxic
watercolour) over their hands to create negative handprints. You could
also give them (or have them cut-out [depending on their fine motor skills]
templates to color, paint or blow with the straw over. These templates
could be animals, bison, animals that they have at home or are familiar
with - just as the cave paintings depict what was familiar to them at the
time. The shapes and or templates could be duplicated as many times as
possible, adding a math faction to the lesson. Have them count how many
hands, fingers, animals, etc. You could always use stencils of letters and
numbers, as well, as and review for 1st grade. Wow! A great topic to
springboard from! The ideas are endless . . .