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Getting kids to turn in Art Projects

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Egartteach
Sat, 16 Jan 1999 16:47:22 EST


hi Sandy...I have the kids put their completed work into their portfolios
(folded oaktag labeled with name and homeroom and kept in boxes by homeroom)
Work that is still in progress stays in another class folder labeled "Not
Finished". I can easily open this folder and know where each student is. I
start the year off emphasizing that all projects are required...just like any
other subject. I keep a hand printed list posted per grade level and tell
them that it is their responsibility - not mine to get work done. If they
request recess time or lunch to catch up, I try to accomodate them...but I
also emphasize at the start that I am between two schools and my ability to be
there for recess times is limited. I usually remind them as a group, about a
month before grades close, when I will be grading portfolios. Then again a
reminder the week before. Since I changed my grading to only Jan. and June it
has eliminated alot of stress for both the kids and myself. They have more
time over-all to get projects completed. If a project is missing or
incomplete I tell the kids to put a note in their portfolio telling me why it
isn't done....absences, fell behind while working in depth on another
project...The kids have been honest about these things and I know just
through observation who fell behind due to too much socializing. I'd say
that you should leave it up to the kids, and after one term where their grade
reflects their lack of conscientiousness, you'll see them taking their
responsibility more seriously. I teach grades 1-5, and I don't chase down any
work. I'm a bit more lenient with my first graders and don't require them to
make up a project unless its a 2 or 3 week assignment that the rest of the
class is still working on. Yet I find even the little ones very conscientious
about wanting to get everything done.

Let me know if you have any other questions. Carol


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