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What to do with lazy M.S. students/time for the next project!

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Melissa Enderle (enderlml.wi.us)
Sat, 6 Mar 1999 20:32:26 -0600


New to the middle school hormonally challenged students this year, I have
encountered a problem not seen by me prior to this year. For the past
several weeks, the 6/7 classes and 7/8 classes have been working on
tapestry weaving on a cardboard loom. I expect the students to have at
least 4 different weaving techniques displayed in their weaving, with it
being neatly done. Students had their choice of loom sizes (a small
variety), thickness of yarn, and which 4 techniques they'd like. I
personally show any student a technique he/she would like to learn and
even encourage them to make up their own. I planned on finishing up this
week, but still have students who are not even close to finishing. For
some it's absences (I have them once a week for 1 hour) and for others
it's not using their time in art effectively.
I am torn. Do I move on and let the lazy students not finsh or do I stay
and make them finish? I don't want to encourage sloppiness or, nor do I
want to send the message that they can get away with not doing the
project if they simply waste their time in art. How can I reinforce my
high expectations and the importance of finishing things without spending
so much more time on something when I feel we should get onto the next
project?

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