What I do with early finishers:
(note: for some reason, I have the opposite problem, way careful or worried
kids who take too long)
1) Review the rubric (one on one w/student), decide what is missing,
keep working to earn the "plus."
2) If the work meets the criteria, help me with an art room job.
3) Work meets the criteria, no art room jobs to be done, student may
"free draw" or use scraps to create anything they want. Also, this year we
are making sketch books, so I will have a list of sketch book assignments to
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Sent: Wednesday, September 11, 2002 12:23 PM
Subject: "Hasties" in Elementary
> What kinds of strategies do you use for students who rush through
> their projects in elementary, particularly 2-5? There are a few in
> every class... I'm guessing some are the quick finishers that in their
> classrooms speed through the test and throw their pencils down and
> their hands up, "done!" -- and I suppose some are the lazy ones, who
> will not give a jot more than they absolutely have to ... neither one
> makes for careful, thoughtful work in art class. I will try the general
> rubric that was posted... (thanks again!), but in the meantime, what
> to do with those that despite all will insist on finishing 1 or 2 class
> sessions ahead of everyone else?