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Re: [teacherartexchange] 1st grade clean up: I need some tips!


From: Koisimy Rudolph (krudolph_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Sep 18 2005 - 22:12:18 PDT

Just curious...I don't know how diverse this sharing opportunity is in terms
of the countries involved but I am from the Western Pacific in the Federated
State of Micronesia. I teach Art at the College of Micronesia. We don't
have a strong Art Program due to the fact that Elementary and High School
curriculum din't really include humanity classes. I wonder if any body can
help me develop a curriculum for teachers in our school (Elementary/High).
Or easier yet, can any one refer me to any website that design art
curriculum. I teach Art 111 for Teachers but I don't feel it is giving them
solid information to teach art in the local schools.

Koisimy Rudolph
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Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] 1st grade clean up: I need some tips!

> For cleanup (and also for getting supplies, etc.), I have the students at
> each table work together as a team. They are ALL responsible for cleaning
> up. They need to cooperate together to decide who will do what tasks (I
> them know what specifically needs to be done for cleanup--ex., put markers
> on the counter, etc.) For cleaning brushes--I have students clean their
> brushes using the water containers at their tables. Only one person from
> each table will then empty those containers. And so on. It teaches the
> kids to be responsible and learn to work together. At times I need to
> some tables figure out how to accomplish this, but, amazingly, not very
> often. When it is time to clean up, I get the students' attention, then
> it is clean-up time, and state what needs to be done. Then I say, "I am
> looking for tables ready to line up." The first table that is cleaned up
> will be the first table I call to line up. (Being the first table to line
> always seems to be an incentive.) They always need to have their tables
> ready, and push their chairs in and stand behind them. I use this system
> for all my classes, grades K-3.
> In the past, I used to assign table helpers, give out points and awards,
> popcorn parties,etc. etc. I determined that this was way too much work
> me. Having the kids take on the responsibility is less work for me, plus
> think it is a great learning opportunity for them--and they feel good
> the responsibility.
> Mary H.
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> > I'm probably the last person who should give advice, but I just started
> > doing
> > something new with my students. This is my first year, and I teach
> > 3
> > to 8. After going crazy during cleanup with ALL of my students, I now
> > have
> > assigned table captains for each table of four students. I have
> > that
> > no student may get up without permission. During cleanup, the captain
> > responsible for getting his or her table to clean up. The first table
> > that is
> > sitting quietly, hands folded with their basket of supplies ready for
> > "inspection" is the first table that will get to line up. I inspect
> > basket to make
> > sure the supplies are in order and then tell the captain to put up the
> > basket
> > and that his or her table may line up. So far it is working so much
> > better!
> > It works with third graders, but I don't know about first. Good luck.
> >
> > stacie
> >
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