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Re: grading in elementary art (or not!)


Date: Tue Feb 03 2004 - 19:12:25 PST

This week has been the busiest I have been in my portfolio for over a
month. I have stayed til 6:00 2 nights. During that time, I
photographed the horses and the watercolors from the Ocean unit, put
them on the website and slid each photo into the table portfolio. About
5 hours work total. The 3rd grade is the one I am about to write
comments on. The Five hours I spent doing that (on top of their other
projects that are already in their portfolios) will give me a clear
picture of each kid so that I can write their comment in a jiffy. It
might sound like 5 hours is a lot, but
 consider that I have not made any other notes this quarter. My
behavior "guest book" is a record of any discipline issues, and I have
not had to call any parents, so all of my kids in that grade will get
either 3's or 4's in behavior. Once again, I can see at a glance if a
child has "issues" in behavior. It might sound like a lot of work, but
it's actually easier for me to write comments this way, and that's worth
a lot.

Linda Woods