Re: Middle School Curriculum
- Sketchbooks are great for little bell ringer/warm-up at the beginning of class. That way you can get attendance recorded set-up for a demo (whatever little things you need to start class). The extended sketchbook assignment you might want to think about using that as a homework assignment (you might not want to lose a whole class period). As far as time to finish a project, a good rule of thumb would be to triple the amount of time it took you to complete the project.
I hope that this helps!
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, sarah boster <willow_starmoon@...> wrote:
> Hi All!
> I myself am in a similar situation as Ann. Last year was my first year of
> teaching and I spent much of the year designing a K-5 Art curriculum.
> Unfortunately my position was excessed :-( Fortunately I was lucky enough to be
> able to transfer into another position, but it will be grades 6-8! So, it's
> like starting all over. I have been doing some research on this, but I would
> appreciate any ideas for structuring a 9 week curriculum. I'd also like to know
> from you middle school teachers out there, how long does it usually take
> students to finish a project? I will be having the students every day during
> the week for 9 weeks which will be a lot different than having them once or
> twice a week for a grading period. Also, I'd like to incorporate daily
> sketchbook work as well as maybe 1 day during the week where they will have an
> extended sketchbook assignment. I appreciate any thoughts thrown my way!
> Thanks so much,
> Glenwood Leadership Academy
> Evansville, IN