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Lesson Plans

Re: Art Grades in the Elementary????

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Daryn Pake (artkitten75)
Tue, 16 Nov 1999 18:36:43 GMT

I agree Sandra, but what do I do??? I have to turn in grades. I don't
judge by what I like (at least I try not too) but I judge by how well they
attempted it. Not every child will draw the same, or attempt a project the
same way. But I can evaluate how well they attempted it. <If a project
dictates that they be neat and precice: Did they take their time?> EX) In
5th grade we did a one day project where they picked 2 related magazine
pictures. They cut them out and then intertwined them. The main part to
this lesson was the reasoning behind the 2 choices. But looking at the
projects, I could tell who has the ability to cut neatly and who spent 5 min
cutting and the other five min slapping glue on the paper.
I always give them lots of choices so no one's project has to look exactly
the same. Nor do I want them to do their project exactly like my example.
I want my students to enjoy my class, experiment and have a good time doing
it. My principal has said, " We want to see quality projects, ones we'd be
proud of to show off to parents, etc." Well, I would rather a child
experiment with a process and have something turn out less than "attractive"
(by society standards) than for me to assign projects that I know I can
"hang out in the hall." I try to hang out something from everyone at least
All of this just seems a little overwhelming to me...


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