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Lesson Plans

Re: Time spent on elemenatry art projects

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Mon, 19 Jan 1998 12:39:32 EST

I have found that students in K-3 lose interest in projects that demand work
time for longer than three weeks. I prefer to have the students who did not
finish in the required time come back to the project on what I call a "ketchup
day." (No we don't spray ketchup on our art, nor do we sit around and drink
ketchup.) Usually by then they are excited to work on the project again.

Occassionally, I will come across very focused lower grades who absolutely
love the routine of long term projects. One year, I had a first grade class
who spent an entire month and a half filling in their body outlines with
shapes designs and colors. Not one child was hasty about completing this

The hard part for me is gauging how much time projects will take since I am
always trying new lessons. ---Dawn
Malosh, Tucson