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Re: post to list on ele. sketchbooks.


Date: Thu Jul 18 2002 - 21:24:50 PDT

Alright- this is what I do at the middle school for sketchbooks. Having
approx 28 kids per class I arrange my class into groups of 4. Thats 7 tables
of 4. For each table of 4, I make one large envelope that houses sketchbooks
and current work that we are doing. I usually code the envelopes with a color
and an artists name or number (it changes with the classes). This way the
students may find their table's folder which is done immediately as they
enter the room.When I first assign the folders, I pass around a piece of
paper where they write the description (ie. blue/Okeeffe) and write the names
of the owners of that envelope. I then keep this paper as my code sheet.
This way when a parent comes in and wants to see their son/daughters work- I
can impress them and find the folder with their childs work IMMEDIATELY! If
I have room- I will designate a drawer for the folders (per class). If I
don't- envelopes are placed on the counter in a class pile either vertically
or horizontally -depending on the amount of room you have. The envelope is
made from two pieces of Tagboard that are stapled AND taped together on 3
sides. This allows for some 'abuse' so they don't fall apart before the
quarter is over. I sometimes have allowed the students to decorate their
envelope as a "group" or cooperative activity. This had worked well for me
when I taught MS 2 yrs ago- and will reinstate that procedure as I return 4th
block to teach 6th graders.
Kathy in Kalamazoo