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Re: [teacherartexchange] "In Between Projects"


From: Kramer, Bunki [LC] (bkramer_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Oct 26 2010 - 14:37:24 PDT

Like Sid, I also use extra credit in my classroom when a student is finished
early with nothing to do. My extra credits are pretty specific-oriented and
takes 3 days to complete at least so they are on-going throughout the
rotation or semester. I teach 6,7,8th.

I begin the first project the first day of class. When the students are near
completion, I introduce the first extra credit and show examples of why/why
not extra credit was given. Now they are ready whenever they have some extra
free time at the end of their project.

I count them as 5 pts. each and their regular project is worth 100 pts. so
there is a great difference in worth.

I wouldn't dream of not having extra credit available in my class room. My
students know that if I ever have a sub, they immediately go to extra credit
mode. How easy is that? Toodles.....Bunki

On 10/26/10 12:25 PM, "Sidnie Miller" <> wrote:

> I give extra credit in my classes because I can't stand to have people
> finished with nothing to do. I give a daily work grade and tell them I expect
> them to be working. This works great with pottery, but not so well with
> jewelry classes where materials are expensive--also not so well with drawing
> and painting classes. They can work in sketchbooks, but really, most don't
> and only will if forced by a grade. I don't give many points (up to 10) for
> extra work where their regular assignments are around 30-50. I want to make
> sure that they can't just ignore my assignments and pass with their own
> drawings. As someone said, the extra credit grades can make a big difference
> in their final grade.
>>>> <> 10/25/2010 10:17 PM >>>
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