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Lesson Plans


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Sun, 27 Dec 1998 15:25:22 EST

Around here I am known for my file cabinet collection (15 at home, three at
school). I organize mine by subject area (keeping in mind that I've taught
every level and lots of subject areas in the last twelve years). For K-4
(which is what I'm up to right now) I have a drawer for each.
I used those pendaflex green seperators. I have four in the front labeled
1mp, 2mp, 3mp and 4mp. Then I divide everything else I have by media.
Drawing and painting, paper manipulation, clay, printmaking, fibers/fabrics,
I also add one for art history and multicultural stuff (If that is the primary
purpose of the lesson).
Throughout the year I pull whatever I need from the media files in the back,
and put them into the marking period files in the front after I have taught
At the end of the year, I have good idea what's been covered and what's been
neglected. The media approach works well at this level whether I have a room,
a cart or I'm up the stage in the gym. I've done all three in the past.
The fifteen file cabinets at home hold MS and Hs stuff. A drawer is devoted
to a grade level or subject (stained glass, photography, drawing and painting,
crafts, etc...) I also have one four drawer devoted to our ninth grade studio
in art course (each drawer contains a marking period worth of stuff -examples,
lesson, tests, quizzes, notes, samples, etc...
Even with all this filing, I still have a rolling cart from Dick Blick to
store visuals, and larger red portfolios (18X24) to store larger samples,
bulletin boards by media, etc...
I guess it may seem crazy to some, but if anyone wants something, I can locate
it fast AND although some of these files haven't been opened in a while, if
and when I change levels, I can pull the drawer open and go to it.
Hope this helps.