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Re: Kids that distroy their work

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Christine Merriam (
Mon, 02 Mar 1998 10:27:54 +0000

Some of my students used to destroy thier work... I felt the same
frustration as Lynda. A few things that have helped me are:
1) limit supplies... they only get one paper (I even put the supplies
out of reach once they have been passed out) and have to show me their
work at the end of class for a grade.
2) Collect all work and keep it in a portfolio untill the end of the
year, then make a big deal about taking it home so they can compare
their work from the next year with what they did earlier
3) This is my best argument: I post my own artwork from Kindergarten,
and a few other grades (Thanks to my Mother for saving this stuff!),
and ask the students," Why do I still have this to show you?" I also
point out my errors in the work, and tell them how those things helped
me learn to try other ideas.
Every year I ask my students who saved their portfolios from the year
before and make a big deal out of re-enforcing that too.

Good Luck!
Christine Merriam
Kayenta Intermediate School

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