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Getting kids to stop an art project??

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Melissa Enderle (enderlml.wi.us)
Thu, 14 May 1998 21:18:30 -0500


Reading about the macrame successes posted here reminded me of a similar
"problem" I'm having with my 4th and 5th grade weavers. We've been
working on our cardboard loom weaving for around 5 (50 min.) sessions.
While some have just finished or are near finished, others have a ways to
go.
Every week they come in to class and immediately begin working,
continuing the entire period (sometimes even past the cleanup signal). I
keep waiting for interest to wane, but I don't see it happening.
Do I continue the project even when the amount of sessions seems a bit
lengthy for the grade level, or should I go with what the students are
showing me through their work habits? I had intended on starting
something new, and yet I don't want to stop a good thing.
What are your experiences or opinions regarding projects that take longer
than expected- and yet still seem successful and retain student interest?

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