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Ellyn Wenk wrote:
> Shouldn't art be one place that they don't have to write? Art is
> a nonverbal means of communication. I know writing is important
> but you will lose the few who have not mastered this skill and
> instead may be able to communicate without words, and also in the
> process reduce art to being just another extension for the four
> CORE subjects.
> > I decided
> > to ask those students who are interested to complete the same
> > evaluation
> > form I plan to fill-out.... to choose the student who will
> > receive the
> > award... Do you think letting them choose to complete a form is
> > a good idea?
> > Below is the info. that will be on their self evaluation
> > form... what do you
> > think I should add or delete???
> > During this school year how did you do in the following areas:
> > (Write a few sentences and give yourself a grade at the end of
> > each of the
> > catagories)
> > Project/following directions:
> > 1) use of elements of design (line, shape color, value,
> > space, form,
> > texture) & use of principals of design (rhythm, balance,
> > proportion,
> > emphasis, variety,
> > harmony, unity).
> > 2) use of creativity and originality (exploring choices,
> > generating &
> > combining ideas, connections to previous learning or
> > knowledge, use of
> > problem solving skills.
> > 3) use of skills/techniques (neatly):
> > (areas include: drawing, lettering, sculpting, print-making,
> > collage,
> > papier- mache, painting, textiles, etc.)
> > Behavior/Effort
> > 1) wisely using time /staying on task:
> > 2) respect towards supplies and art room:
> > 3) respect of own and others artwork:
> > 4) participation during classroom discussions:
> > 5) respect of learning environment (sound level, content of
> > discussion,
> > encouraging atmosphere, cooperative):
> > Answer to the following questions too:
> > Why do you think you should receive the award?
> > What are some other art activities outside the classroom are
> > you involved in
> > or have been involved in?
> > How do you plan to use your art skills or talents in the
> > future?
> > The above formate is what I use as an evaluation tool to grade
> > each of their
> > projects too... what do you think?
> > Thanks again! Janine