Wednesday, March 10, 2010
3rd grade- the struggle continues
The third grade and I are struggling with craftsmanship. It is frustrating because I try to encourage them to take pride in their work, but when they decide to be done, they are just, well.... done. They won't put any more effort in, and worse yet, they seem to "tank" a reasonable art effort. So, my first project was an Olympic Mola Collage. It worked for some, but some were just not up to par. One of my classes was given the opportunity to paint a red and blue background, and put a silhouette of an Olympic trick over the top. I then asked each student to pick their best effort, and complete it as best they could. I'm still not over the moon, but, it's a lot better than it was.