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Re: Time Spent on Elementary Projects

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Fran Marze (
Sun, 18 Jan 1998 18:49:09 -0500 (EST)

The most productive plan I had when i taught elementary art was the 60/30
period time. I had all classes for a 60 minute studio time and 30 min.
intro/art history/ critique time/planning time. It worked well, but
because of other glitches, it only lasted one or two years. The 30 minute
time was good to show slides, plan, etc. then have basically the entire
time to work on the project.

On Fri, 16 Jan 1998, Sandra Poos wrote:

> The most I spend on drawing projects with elementary students is 2
> classes, sometimes three, as they get bored with doing the SAME project
> if it takes too long. I also have classes for 45 min., which isn't long
> enough. In my opinion, classes should be for an hour for each grade
> level for once a week, so the students can complete a project instead of
> draging it out for two or three classes.
> I don't use very large paper for drawing, 12"x18" is the largest. I
> agree with Gary that the smaller, more immediate projects should be
> presented to third grade and below. I also gear my projects so they can
> be completed in one, or two clases. The children's attention span is
> very short.
> Sandy Poos
> Cahokia Elem. Art, Dist #187
> Cahokia, Ill.