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Re: Need elementary ideas

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The Austin's (whest177)
Wed, 20 Oct 1999 17:23:49 -0500

I make 12" x 18" tagboard portfolios (folded from 18"x24" sheets) for the
students at the beginning of the year (at least I make the K-2 ones, grades
3-6 make their own). Each student has one with their name printed across the
top. They are taped on one end only. Classroom teachers pass them out to the
students before I arrive. Students keep all artwork and projects in process
for the entire year, and take them home the last day of art for the year. I
always have artwork for artshows, and I am always thrilled when students
inform me they have the past 5 years worth of portfolios stored away safely
at home. This is my sixth year in this district, which means that they have
saved every piece of artwork since I arrived! ~Michal

----- Original Message -----
From: Stephanie Ignazio <smi>
To: artsed <>
Sent: Wednesday, October 20, 1999 4:44 PM
Subject: Re: Need elementary ideas

> hi everyone! I am in need of some words of wisdom from all of you. How do
> you handle sending the kids artwork home? In past years it has just worked
> for me to just give it to the kids as they walk out the door...but that
> doesn't seem right...I am afraid of it getting sqoooshed in the backpack.
> few days ago I was approached by a teacher who told me that just sending
> with them wasn't "working" and how the last teacher did it (rolled it up
> used a portfolio system) but I tried that and it took forever. I was
> thinking of making up some xerox name tags that I could roll around it and
> then stick on the elastic with a catchy phrase on it like "artwork created
> by ---------" but do you thik its worth the time? I know..I know...there
> bigger issues out there...and yes, I have those too...but this is really
> bugging the buggers out of me. You expectations,
> stress-level, basically trying to be 'Super teacher"!
> Second thing : I would really appreciate any 2nd grade painting lessons
> might like to share. i did this fun one with them today..they have
> and play "simon says" with line and warm / cool colors, they switch off
> being the leader and work in opposite corners...they are beautiful and
> really understood the concept.
> Thanks! Stephanie