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Re: Kids that distroy their work

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Alix E. Peshette (apeshet)
Sun, 1 Mar 1998 20:03:43 +0000

> Date: Mon, 02 Mar 1998 18:04:55 -0800
> To:
> From: Lynda Brothers Matthew <brosart>
> Subject: Kids that distroy their work

Hi Lynda,
I teach 7th grade art. A major project is always proceeded by a
"planning sheet" where a student has to come up with at least two
good ideas. I then give them a credit check for this work. I tell
them to think of a planning sheet as a sloppy copy/rough draft. They
are always allowed to come up with a better idea for the final
project. The planning sheet allows me to slow down the head-long
rush to use up good materials before the student has a good idea. I
can also check for suitable, school appropriate content (more of a
7th grade problem than a K-5 one). The planning sheet also stops
that "What were we doing yesterday (or last time)?" whine. I can
then say, "Check your planning sheet in your portfolio, in your table

-Alix Peshette
Emerson Junior High School
Davis, CA

> Hi everyone,
> I have a question. I have recently had several kids work very diligently on
> an art lesson in class, and then in the end scrible over a good work and
> sometimes go so far as to crumple the work up and throw it away. What to
> do? Also, do you let kids make mistakes and then go for another piece of
> paper several times? I keep trying to get them to use their mistake
> creatively, but they totally loose interest if they conceive something as a
> mistake, and stop being creative, won't work anymore on anything. (This is
> for K-5).
> Thanks'
> Lynda brothers