Deb, I am glad you shared about the weekly participation grades? I am starting my 5th year of teaching art and I have toyed with the idea of using weekly participation grades before and now you have given me the idea to not use them. I have always thought it might help with discipline, and if you are not sure it did, that's enough for me! If it mattered...you would be able to say so. I won't go through the trouble of doing it then.
Thanks so much,
Idus (not Donald) in southern Mississippi (about an hour from New Orleans going east)
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To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2003 9:43 PM
Subject: first week and weekly participation grades????
I need suggestions for first week activities, proceedures, projects. etc. for middle school (6-8th) am going into my second year, didn't really like what I did last
year for first week, then after that they will be working on making their own portfolios related to the element- line, and aboriginal art for the 8th grade. school starts in about 2 weeks, yikes!!
Was also wondering if you like weekly participation grades? Not sure if I will do again this year, I mainly hoped it would help with discipline, not sure it did and
makes more work for me.
I'm new to this site, have enjoyed reading new and
archived posts, thanks! Deb ---