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Re: Kids that distroy their work

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Kimberly Anne Herbert (kimberly)
Mon, 02 Mar 1998 07:18:13 -0600

At CAM we tell the kids (K-6) that in our art projects there is no such
thing as a mistake. Our activities are designed to promote exploration
of art process. We encourage them to use their new ideas. Some children
have to have everything perfect. They are physically uncomfortable with
any "error". From your post it sounds like this is a new behavior. You
might ask other teachers who deal with theses students if something else
is going on. Maybe the one lead student is having trouble at home and
others are picking up on this behavior. Are assesment test coming up? I
don't even work in a school and I can see a notable increase in tension
on field trips as the TASS test approaches.
Kimberly Herbert
CAM Administrator

Lynda Brothers Matthew wrote:
> 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