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>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
>> I decided
>> to ask those students who are interested to complete the same
>> 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
>> Project/following directions:
>> 1) use of elements of design (line, shape color, value,
>> space, form,
>> texture) & use of principals of design (rhythm, balance,
>> 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,
>> papier- mache, painting, textiles, etc.)
>> 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
>> 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
>> 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