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Re: Need suggestions

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Christine Merriam (
Wed, 19 Aug 1998 08:59:16 -0600

Hi Sal and all,
> I need a few suggestions on what to do with those students who are done quickly.

One of my favorite sayings is:
"The first one done is usually the worst one done."
I try to talk to the students about craftsmanship, and re-evaluating
their work before they declare it "finished". Using student made
examples of the same project from years past is a great way to
illustrate the concept. Hold up 2 artworks.... one obviously done in a
hurry, the other showing more pride in craftsmanship. Ask the students
which artwork they would rather take home to show their parents as an
example of their best work.... they get the idea.

>I need a good way to hand out cleaning jobs at the end of class.....any
neat tricks will be appreciated.

Now this is an area where speed can be helpful... I usually assign the
first people who put their artwork on the drying rack a job. My students
are grouped at tables of 4, so I try to choose one student from each
table if possible.

Have fun!
Christine Merriam
Kayenta Intermediate School