Thursday, September 20, 2012

Sometimes I forget...

I still have not learned my schedule yet this year, partly because it has changed, partly because I have missed almost 2 weeks of school, so the other day when I pulled paintings off of the drying rack, I could not remember whose class the projects belonged to. So I decided to make some markers for my drying rack to help me. I took small pieces of cardstock and wrote all of my class names on them. I also wrote the grade level in the top corner, and the day(s) that they come to my room in the bottom corner. I laminated them, and then punched a hole in the corner and used a small piece of pipe cleaner to make a "hook". Now, when the students put their artwork on the drying rack, I know exactly who the artwork belongs to!

6 comments:

Elizabeth - Dream Painters said...

Good organization makes everything so much easier doesn't it?

Jessica Young said...

Another thought....I always have my students write their name and class code on the back of every picture. The class code is 2S for Mrs. Smith's 2nd grade class or KJ for Mrs. Jones' Kindergarten class. I know exactly how you feel about not knowing whose art is on the drying rack, so that's how I solved the problem!

The Monkey and Me said...

I do this too - but I use a clothes pin - big help!!

Mr. E said...

I knew this art teacher that use to blog...then she seemed to follow off the face of the earth?!?!? Wonder what happened to her?

Ms. Rachel said...

I have the same problem! I took clothes pins and wrote the teacher and grade on mine and just clip it to the first row on the drying rack! Works so good!

stacy clemetson said...

My kids know that name and teacher's name go on every paper. They even memorize the spelling of their teacher's names. In case they forget the teacher names are written on their portfolios, which they get back each art class.