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Hey, we all know how hard we work. Many of us are doing just as many
classes. When I did elementary I had 6 everyday with NO time in between
classes, except for lunch or a duty. I'm at a junior high now and believe me
at the end of the day when the kids leave I'm exhausted and often stay late
for catching up or working with students. Elementary teachers do not sit
down-LOL- do you think the rest of us are sitting on our duffs? Every level
has its challenges.
One last note, I know an elementary teacher who does portfolios and
sketchbooks with her 400 students. I do not think she knows what the word
Sandra Poos wrote:
> I have 6 to 7 classes every day. 1st and 2nd have 30 minutes and 3rd-
> 6th have 40 minutes. I tried using a rubric to grade their pictures, but
> it took too long to go through the check list for each student. I put on
> the board for each lesson, a check list for them to follow. When I grade
> about 32 projects in each class, I have NO time to use a rubric. In my
> head I know what an A looks like, a B, etc. If they want to know why I
> got a B, we check the check list on the board. I don't have time for
> rubrics. Great for High School and maybe Junior High, but IMPOSSIBLE for
> Elementary Art. Would like to hear from my other fellow ELEMENTARY Art
> Teachers on this subject. I really don't have any time to grade in the
> classroom as I am always up helping the kids, matting, helping other
> teachers, putting up displays,etc. Elementary Art Teachers DO NOT SIT
> DOWN!!!!! Most of the time I grade paper during lunch, take home and
> grade or if I am lucky, a break time (plan time).
> Sandy Poos
> Cahokia Dist. #187,
> Cahokia, Ill.