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RE: open house


Date: Sun Sep 26 2004 - 12:38:08 PDT

We just had our first Student Led Conference as our open house. I had all of my students make a goal for their art class, and steps to achieve their goal. I found a graphic from , or you can make your own. Parents signed in as soon as they came into the classroom, and students got their portfolio and notebook out of their shelves. Students then went over the following script and their goals for art with their parents.

<sum> Welcome to my Art classroom, thank you for being here. (Introduce parents to teacher)

<sum> The purpose of this conference is to talk to you about my goals as an art student.

<sum> I am expected to keep a three ring binder which is used as my notebook, journal, and sketchbook. (Show your binder along with the bell work and vocabulary section.) (If you do not have your binder explain that you have not been prepared for class.)

<sum> We also have a portfolio which will hold all of my work in art class. This will be used as a record of my progress as an art student. All of my work will be kept at school until the end of the year. My portfolio will help you see how I have grown as a problem solver, and creative and critical thinker.

<sum> I would like to share with you my goals as an art student, and the steps that I will take to help me achieve this goal. (Show your goals & explain)

<sum> Thank you for coming to this conference. Do you have any questions?

(If time permits, share your Greek Vase and portfolio design with your parents. Discuss objectives and new vocabulary used.)

The open house put the students in charge of learning goals.


 --- On Sun 09/26, San D < > wrote:

From: San D [mailto:]


Date: Sun, 26 Sep 2004 13:55:43 -0400

Subject: RE: open house

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<DIV><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2><SPAN class=998574817-26092004>I

barely have time to go over who I am, what the class is about, what my

expectations for the class are in my allotted 9 minutes, I can't imagine trying

to do an activity. I will say, however, that after 28 years, I have my 'act'

together enough that parents come up to me and ask if they can take my

class! This year's open house (which we dubb "back to school" night) was

cancelled do to the fact that we are working without a contract. "They" might

reschedule, but we need to settle first.</SPAN></FONT></DIV>

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<DIV><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2><SPAN class=998574817-26092004>As an

aside, Ellen Silverman and I are doing an Altered Books workshop on Tuesday

night at the New Jersey Art Educator's conference. We collaborated online, and

then met in person. We are excited to present and would love to see any "Jersey"

teachers who might be at the convention. The round robin experience not only

gave me a lovely art book with unbelievable contributions, but enabled me

to meet and work with Ellen. How cool is that???</SPAN></FONT></DIV>

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<DIV><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2><SPAN class=998574817-26092004>San


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  <BLOCKQUOTE><?fontfamily><?param Arial><?smaller>Does anyone have a good

    idea for an open house activity. I have about 9 minutes with each

    group. I have done blind contours before, I'm looking for any other

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