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Lesson Plans

Elementary Art Grades

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Kenneth L. Poos (klpoos)
Fri, 03 Oct 1997 22:23:45 -0500

I teach 31 classes a week for 40 minutes each at the Elementary level.
I have around 950 kids a week, and thats alot of grading to do. I tried
using the rubrics that I designed for each project, but do you know how
long that takes for each project??? I don't usually have time to do any
grading in class, as I am busy helping the children. I am always on my
feet. When I do have some time, I have the criteria in my head and know
what I am looking for that constitutes an A,B,C,etc. and do grading that
way. I also teach art on a cart which is extremely difficult( only those
that teach art on a cart know what I am talking about) For those of you
who are lucky enough to have a room, you should try it some time. It is
NOT easy. If you teach art on a cart, How do you find the time to grade
within a class?? I never seem to have time to GRADE. I usually end up
taking the art folder home to grade, and I am always behind, about 2 or
3 projects. The art folders are bulging with un-graded projects, which
sometimes is stressful in its self. With 950 kids a week, can you
imagine ALL the art work that has to be graded??? I HATE giving out
grades any way. I wish we had P(pass) F(fail) or G(good),
S(satisfactory),I(incomplete), but our district wants grades and so do
Does anyone know of a better, faster, and easier way to grade 950 kids
a week in art??? At the Elementary level, rubrics are NOT feasible, for
950 kids.
Peggy Brewton- your Art Monets System is working great!! THANKS!!! Pay
up time will be next week for some kids. It seems to be helping with the
behavior. The kids this year are VERY talkative!!!
Sandy Poos
Elementary Art 1-6
Cahokia Dist#187