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Lesson Plans

Re: HS clean-up time

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Sat, 30 Oct 1999 19:49:26 EDT

I teach HS too and when it came to clean up, I seemed to be the one doing
most of the work.
This year, I do NOTHING! Each week I choose 1 helper per table. I have
three tables with 9-10 students at each. They stop working a few minutes
before everyone else and get sponges, papaer towels, cleaner etc... They also
fill there table bucket to soak palettes and brushes. Each student is
responsible for putting their wet work on the rack. If they need to wash
their hands, they wait until the helpers are done. This way I only have to
write three passes if they run late.
They also help pass things out, collect supplies at the end of class and they
only have to do it once every 9-10 weeks. it has truly made a difference in
my day.

Also, our students are required to have 20-30 service hours per year. (30 if
they are in national honor society) When things get too messy for me, I
offer service hours for art room clean up. It's great.