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Re: Why hang onto students art


Date: Fri Jul 19 2002 - 04:56:23 PDT

Well....I believe if you are going to keep student work, there has to be a
context. I keep the work in portfolios and when I am more organized I do
have the students go back and do self-assessments and peer assessments. Also
if a parent or teacher comes in to ask me how a student is doing (fine motor
skills, etc.) I have something I can go to immediately. Also I use it for
assessment...and can do it in my own time...I don't have to do it right then
when they create the work. At open house, parents now know they can come in,
look at the portfolios, sketchbooks and work done up to that point. When the
work goes home the first time, I have Art Portfolio Week, inviting parents
into the art room, the children share their work....parents look at their own
child's work as well as their peers. They really like it...and it seems to
be working. However, it did take a couple of years to get it all going