Today is an Early Release for Track 4. There are some truly talented individuals among them and I hope they take some time to rest up from all of the hard work they have been doing while they have been in my art classes. Yesterday they completed a self evaluation on their latest project and I am excited to read their responses.
Due to late and/or unfinished work not being turned in on time or at all, I am enacting a new Late Work Policy. This policy is located under the Students/Parents tab above on the Policies/Procedures page. It states the following:
- "All projects run for a 3 week period. Unfinished work that is not submitted on Thursday of the final week may be turned in by Friday of the following week. During the fourth week, however, students must use their own time to complete the work. Points for lateness will not be taken off if work is submitted to me by the end of the fourth week.
- Tracking Out: Students tracking out may take their work home to finish and submit to my email: email@example.com, as an attachment by the Friday of the fourth week.
- Projects which cannot leave the classroom due to the nature of the material we are working with will either have an adjusted timeline or specific requirements of which students will be advised at the beginning of the project unit so they may plan accordingly."
My Donor's Choose project for book binding supplies is still running strong. I have received two donations already and we have $285 more to go. This initiative is so I have tools to teach students hands out techniques for hand binding their own art journals. Through this process, students will build on their applied skills and deepen their understanding of how items are engineered. Students will also exercise problem solving skills through the building and use of these journals as they prepare for each project which follows. Please take a moment and check out the project here:
Hand Bound Interactive Journals.
If you are unable to contribute, help us out by sharing the link through your own social media. Thank you!
Meanwhile, tools are beginning to come in from the PTA grant I received last week. Thank you again to the parents and families who participate with the PTA. In our busy world, it can be difficult to spread yourself and take on new projects where the pay out is not monetary. When you volunteer your time for the sake of your child's education, it does not just benefit him or her, but their classmates as well. I for one am truly grateful to be so well received and will continue to work my hardest to build an art program which exemplifies STEM learning. Thank you!