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Re: So much to do in art class

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Ann Carolan (
Wed, 09 Dec 1998 22:41:56 -0500

I do a point system : 10 points per project. 10&9 = A; 8 is a B; 7 is a C;
6 is a D. They lose points for behavior. I'm no whiz as I just got home at
8:00 pm from doing grading at school for the second night in a row to catch
up for progress reports due tomorrow, but it does work. Each kid has a
portfolio. This is a must as otherwise I'd have papers flying everywhere.
The portfolios are kept in the classrooms that I go to until I need to
grade them. When I have time in class, I call on the kids to come up and
explain to me where their missing work is and to improve unfinished and
poor work. This works great when I have the time in class. This month is so
confusing as kids are out in the halls decorating, making snowflakes, etc.
but I do have 10 or so projects to grade for each child. Ideally, I should
grade them immediately but I never get to this.

I also have a computer with grade machine that is a godsend. I tried to do
some grades in a grade book yesterday and I couldn't believe how slow,
confused, awkward, and inaccurate my math was. This is where a computer is
a must. Insist that your principal provides you with the tools you need if
he expects so much from you as grades, etc. Classroom teachers do not have
the numbers of students we do to grade. The music teacher just grades on
behavior; the gym teacher doesn't grade so there we are in our own category.
Happy trails. I really enjoy reading your messages. Keep em coming

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