I am new to your group but like you, an art teacher in junior high. I assign "GateKeepers" every three weeks. It is a student who watches the time and calls it 10 - 5 minutes (depending on our project media) before class ends. It works wonderfully! And this student says "Clean-up". It is like a wheel is turning. They hate to stop studio time but they also know the room and tables have to be cleaned. Kids love to be the GateKeeper. I also have a different table for each day so that the main areas of the class and supplies get cleaned. All kids are in charge of their supplies and tables but the sink, supply table etc. will get cleaned by the assigned table (Tuesday is table 3's turn).
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Sent: Monday, May 19, 2003 5:08 PM
Subject: Re: How do the kids know art is over?
I say, it's time to clean up. I ask for volunteers to do most of the labor. Tell her you do have to rush because your schedule doesn't afford you the luxury of
a leisurely clean-up. ( okay, maybe don't Say it - but think it loudly in her direction!!! HA!)
What do you all say to the kids when art is over? Today my principal walked to ob