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[teacherartexchange] GETTING ORGANIZED


Date: Fri Jun 10 2005 - 13:19:07 PDT

Being a 2nd year teacher there are still alot of things I
need to learn. This being said I was wondering if anyone had
any helpful hints for keeping their artrooms organized. Since
September I have had piles of "things to do" well they are
still here. Also supplies how do you keep them? Ex pencils,
glue, scissors? Do you have helpers who handout materials? I
am trying to begin thinking of all of these things for next
year.I want to have a room that the kids know where things
belong and I can have them be more responsible for the
cleanup. Any help would be oh so fabulous!!! Also if anyone
would be willing to share pictures of what there room set up
looks like I would appreciate it.

While I have you "eye" I was wondering about discipline. I
have had a bunch of chatty cathys all year, as well as some
non- compliant students. I have noticed depending on the
classroom teacher a difference in the kids. Do you go by the
classroom teachers discipline or set up your own. Does it say
something about your teaching if they are talking and not
working? Is it ok for them to talk in art? I want them to
enjoy coming and release themselves.

Now the last thing I swear (well for now anyway) Lesson
planning, do you do units or a new lesson everyweek? I have
been doing lesson that will take more than one art time but
it is still one lesson. Is unit plannning a better option? I
think it would be better for the kids. Now I am thinking unit
planning would be best for 3-6 because some of my little ones
attention can't even be held for the whole art time.

Thank you so much. I am sure I will think of more.
Have a good day.

Only 2 more weeks to go.


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