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RE: [teacherartexchange] "In Between Projects"


From: Judi Morgan (judi.morgan_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Oct 27 2010 - 08:07:48 PDT

For my middle school students, I have sketchbook assignments for In
Between....When the first student finishes the studio project, I put a
sketchbook project up on the board. When the first sketchbook project
gets finished, I put up a second and so on. About a week before the end
of the quarter, I look to see how many sketchbook assignments are up.
Say there are 8. I announce that in one week they will need to turn in
their sketchbooks with their best 5. Students who have finished all 8
can pick their best or use the week to re-work any. Students who
haven't yet finished 5 can choose which ones to complete (they don't
have to go in order). It works really well.


Judi Morgan
Saint George's School
2929 W. Waikiki Road
Spokane, WA 99208
-----Original Message-----
From: Kramer, Bunki [LC] []
Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 2010 2:37 PM
To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] "In Between Projects"

Like Sid, I also use extra credit in my classroom when a student is
early with nothing to do. My extra credits are pretty specific-oriented
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
completion, I introduce the first extra credit and show examples of
not extra credit was given. Now they are ready whenever they have some
free time at the end of their project.

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

I wouldn't dream of not having extra credit available in my class room.
students know that if I ever have a sub, they immediately go to extra
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
> jewelry classes where materials are expensive--also not so well with
> and painting classes. They can work in sketchbooks, but really, most
> 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
> drawings. As someone said, the extra credit grades can make a big
> in their final grade.
>>>> <> 10/25/2010 10:17 PM >>>
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