Organizing-AKA;Re: HS CUrric
- Next to each child's name are 5 columns (for 5 art classes), each class there are the following letters A R T AB B
B-Band (for 3-6) Bathroom for K-2 (they have their own classroom bathroom and using the big bathrooms is a thrill so i try to curb this by keeping track of breaks-with needs being taken into consideration.
I made a ART chart i hang in the front of the room. Last summer(when i had time!) I made a color coded popsicle stick for each student which were in class 'folders' that sat in each section. I moved sticks as neccassary to sections as needed. This worked great, but could be time consuming finding sticks. i kept a dry erase marker next to the board to write a name on the sections if needed. I will probably stick to using the marker this year and use sticks for the younger groups. This chart correlated to my attendance/participation binder i just circle one of the letters while the students get in line, if i can't i have my chart on my board i can look at during a free period. I try to get the absent students taken care of at the beginning of class by asking a student who sits at my front table with me. It was easy to see who had difficulties in class and who is consistently been a problem. Students who get A's get a PBIS point (behvaior inititiave in our school) or a creative coupon they can collect and use to earn art time during their recess.
I try to keep as organized as possible, i have (though many trials and errors) found something that works for me. This is one area i focus my attention on, i feel like everything else is controlled choas!
- Thank you for the ideas!Tara
From: Lena <Filenatha@...>
Sent: Tue, Aug 24, 2010 1:40 pm
Subject: [art_education] Re: Hello, New High school teacher...at risk students
An idea for projects: have a term project which they have to choose a artist to which they would have to research do little projects about the artist or create pieces using the same technique as the artist they have choosen.
For supplies: use cardboard as canvas. Have teacher's bring cardboard boxes in for you and cut them down to size and gesso them for the students to use.
Here is another website for lessons: http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/lessons.html
--- In email@example.com, "kmartist1" <kmartist1@...> wrote:
> Hi Tara,
> I taught at a school where there was a high percentage of low achievers and transient students. I had almost no budget. I contacted places that did framing and a card factory and they donated loads of different kinds of paper. I also sent out an email to the other teachers asking them to bring in old buttons, fabric, yarn, wrapping paper, wall paper, magazines, etc. Every lesson we did was basically defining terms and watching or looking at examples and then a hands-on using the materials that were donated. I roamed the classroom helping those who very obviously didn't get it. The examples were kept in a color folder with their name on it (different folder for each class) and in a crate on the counter. This combination of discussion based/ project based teaching worked well with the group and kept them engaged.
> My old site (with some dead links, but a great outline for the curriculum) is at http://teachart.net and click on the intro link.
> Hope this helps,
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, tara <dreamsinoil@> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I am a new high school teacher ( I have dont a maternity leave for a high school before) for an alternative high school. The students I will have are at risk inner city children most of them who have behavioral disorders. I am coming into this a week before school starts with no supplies and no curriculum. I have been bouncing back in forth between my old lesson plans, school arts magazines, artsonia, and the princetonol website. Any advice would be a great help. I have two years teaching experience from 5-12 doing maternity leave stints, but this is my first permanent job after 3 years of searching. Does anyone have experience working for a hs like this? For a private school in general?
> > Thank You!
> > Tara