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Re: First day

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Heidi McElroy (hmcelroy)
Sat, 26 Jun 1999 08:59:06 -0400

When I do clay and like you have one sink and (only) 25 students, I
set out buckets of soapy water and clean water at tables for hand washing.
For tool cleaning I have the students put their tools in another bucket of
soapy water. A few swooshes around by me and they are dumped into clear
water and then onto one of those wonderful cardboard soda boxes (that come
weekly from the drink machines) to dry. This works for brushes also. For
smaller classes, they wash their own.
My normal clean up time is 5 minutes with 10 minutes for clay. I
try to ask questions while we are cleaning up so that the summary becomes
recall. My students are in high school. I have been known to get students
who leave a mess out of their next class to complete cleanup. It only
happens once though, they learn to clean up to my standards.
I direct cleanup and help by assisting to expediate things and it
becomes catching...students start helping each other and prodding each
other to clean up.
I start class by reading objectives and assignments (which I also
post on my podium) while my students do sketchbook pages for 10 minutes.
hope this helps. Heidi in Va.