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re: need suggestions
[ Thread ][ Subject ][ Author ][ Date ]Teri Sanford
Thu, 20 Aug 1998 21:16:20 -0500
I require my K-5th graders (and 6th & 9-12 this year!) to check with 3
people at their table to see "What could I do to make this better?"
BEFORE they come to me and say "I'm done." They know that when they
come to me I am going to make suggestions and they will have to go back
and add things so they just go ahead and ask someone. I am at a new
school this year, but at my old school the kids knew and would train any
newbies. I still had some early finishers but quite a few less than
before I started this. Also, a word of caution on "early finisher"
boxes & activities: If the activity is really cool, they will rush even
more to get to do it first. You might want to put up a poster that
says: "What to Do When I'm Done" and list some quiet, self-directed
activities that can be done with clean supplies (ie: crayons, markers
and paper, rather than paint, etc). A good resource is the internet.
Kenroar's Incredible art dept has great, quickie lesson plans (not all
are quicky but could be adapted) that you could print out and leave in