About ten minutes before the end, I announce that we only have about 5
minutes left to work. A few minutes later, I announce all they have to do
before leaving (though there are certain things that are the same every week
that I try not to repeat). Five minutes before the end I ask them to start
getting things organized. When there are about 2 minutes left, I start
counting to ten, the students know this means that everything has to be
organized and they have to be quiet when I reach ten. I use the last minute
(or three if I need to, I can cut into my five min. between time) to check
table containers and ask a few closure questions. My principals are always
impressed when I start counting and the kids start hustling. Oh, I use one
of those annoying bells that you tap to get their attention if I need to
have everyone stop, look, and listen.
----- Original Message -----
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Sent: Monday, May 19, 2003 6:36 PM
Subject: How do the kids know art is over?
What do you all say to the kids when art is over? Today my principal walked
to observe me and she didn't like me saying "CLEAN UP TIME!!" She thought I
rushed the kids too much. She suggested clapping three times. (huh?) What
do you say when it's time to clean up and scram? Thanks everyone!!!!
Jill (BT) ---