elementary art

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  1. arteach

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    I just got a job as an art teacher at the elementary level. I was wondering how elementary artwork is graded. Is there a system of satisfactory-unsatisfactory rating or what? Do the teachers use rubrics? I also wondered what teachers did with left over time after the student is done with a project. What activities do teacher's use? How do teachers start planning art lessons in the elementary school? I thought of linking the art projects with units in the classroom. Any help would be extremely helpful to me.
     
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  3. hescollin

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    Have art pads that they draw in when they finish a project. They will have a continuing project that they work on.

    Have books that they might use. How to draw a dog. How to draw a fish. How to draw a truck and etc. Get books at Scholastic.
     
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    What is on the report card? Our art grades on the report card are : participates in lesson, Makes consistent effort, something else along those lines...
     
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    For extra time: Draw objects or lines on a paper. Have the students use their imagination as to what their picture ends up being. They can turn the paper any way in order to create what they can. Shows that one starting point can end with many different creations!
     
  6. FarFromHome

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    My district doesn't have art in the elementary schools! It made me really sad. I did an art project with my 2nd graders when I was student teaching and they absolutely loved it! It's really weird, because they go to PE and music 2-3 times a week, but they don't have art.
     
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    grading

    I never talked much about grading with my cooperating art teacher in the elementary school. I didn't have much time because my internship got split up to work in the high school. She used the comments too but it was like satisfactory, unsatisfactory etc.
     
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    I wish we had art. We do it ourselves and give G, S or N. Since there's really no time scheduled or anything, everyone gets a G. Without the time or grading or anything, unless they don't participate, they pass.
    I have a friend whose children get Art in their school. The teacher posts it on a site so we can see it. There are safeguards so they know who is looking and it's by invitation only. It's neat because we can also respond and tell the kids what we think of their work. I have no idea about details, money, work involved, etc. But I think it is called Artsonia.com
     
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    Our art teacher got Standards for our state off the Department of Education website and created rubics, our principal was very big on rubrics and wanted one for all assessments that were used in the classroom. Our report cards are based off the standards (4,3,2,1) so the rubric ties in with them.
     
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    ART
    www.talentedkidzone.com/crafts/flakehowto.html There are several unique art ideas at this site.

    A very good site for all ages is http://www.kinderart.com/sitemap.shtml

    http://www.geocities.com/theartkids/artlessons.html


    Make a plain branch tree. Students thumb print on leaves.

    Blow up orange balloons. Let students make a Jack-O-Lantern face on the bottom of the balloon. Make a vine on the BB and attach balloons where the knot is to the pumpkin vine.

    Make snowmen with cotton balls.

    Draw three different leaf patterns. Let students draw around the different leaves using different colored paper and make a collage.

    Take a piece of black paper and make an outline of a pumpkin or other shape. Take a push pin and go around the outline. Leave a space between holes. Hand up to the window and let the light shine through. It works best to have some carpet squares to lay the paper on while punching the holes.

    The activities are quite easy and you can print off the step by step instructions and patterns. Most of the activities use materials that you already have around or are very easy to get.

    http://www.hitentertainment.com/artattack/

    http://www.foundationtv.co.uk/f-tips/
    http://intranet.cps.k12.il.us/Lesson.../scargk31.html some art ideas
    GLYPHS
    turkey at: www.teachers.net/gazette/NOV02/printable.html St. Patrick activity site Bear glyph……. www.teachingheart.net/stpattyday.html http://www.geocities.com/EnchantedF...131/others.html
    http://www.geocities.com/EnchantedFo...31/others.html
    http://www.abcteach.com/search.php?q=glyph

    http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/printl...s/MPS0206.html

    http://teachers.net/gazette/NOV02/printable.html
     
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    Behavior Management. Once a month or make it fit for you. They design and get something to eat. It can be a simple as ants on a log = celery some peanut butter and raisons, which are the ants. Dabs of colored frosting to mix and make different colors and put on a graham cracker to enjoy after the experiment. A turkey = cover with frosting, you give them a dab of frosting on some wax paper and a ice cream stick, use candy corn for the tail feathers, some kind of flat candy for the head whatever is cheap, you can add raisin eyes, something red for the waddle.
     
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    My school grades art using the O (outstanding), S (satisfactory), and U (unsatisfactory) system. I think that's a good system to use in the elementary school.

    Have fun! Your students are going to love art!
     
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    For our students, Visual Arts receives a letter grade, just like all of the other subjects. There are comprehensive provincial curriculum expectations to be addressed at each grade level relating to process, product, vocabulary, concepts, and art appreciation. They have art as part of their weekly schedule (usually 2 periods/week). One of the things my students have been required to do is identfy the strengths and areas of imporvement in their work and the work of others. To evaluate this, I had students choose any 3 pieces of art they had completed during the term and complete a reflection sheet. They needed to tell me why they chose those pieces for me to evaluate, what they did well and what they would improve the next time. This cut down on the marking for me--I only had to mark 3 pieces/student--and they were required to look critically at what they had done.
     
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    That is a great idea Mrs. C. I like the critique idea. It will be a good motivator especially if my school does not give grades.
    In the U.S I am not sure if many art classes in elem art get grades.
     

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