First of all, I have altered my generic rubrics for K-2 since I last shared it and I think I have finalized it. I have been using it to grade my projects such as the Primary Lines, Secondary Shapes, Rainbow Kandinsky and the Roy G. Biv collages and it seems to be working well!
This next rubric is one I created during the week for my current 6th grade project, Day of the Dead skeleton masks.
I am going to have my 6th graders fill this rubric out, questions and all, on their own once finished with their project and then I will use the same rubric to give my grade. Since this is the first time I am using these rubrics to grade them, I want them to be able to see if we are on the same page with their artwork. This will also give them a way to write me a reflection after I hand these back with their grades.
Next year, I think I will try the tinfoil trick to make these more skull shaped! They still look pretty good...these guys will get one more day. I especially love the green one with the yellow cross...the student gave him a gold tooth!
This next rubric is for the next project my 3rd graders will be doing. We just finished up with our birch trees, and now we are going to move onto talking about texture in drawings and in sculpture. Last class, I gave them the drawing assignment to draw a house with texture, adding in that it could be a haunted house if they'd like, since it's getting close to Halloween. I do have a student in 3rd grade who is Jahovah's Witness, so I can't really do specific holiday projects, but I like to try and give students projects that they can make into holiday projects should they decide to around the holidays. Anyways, I allowed the students to use texture rubbing plates for their drawing and next class we will finish those and then talk about the different textures used.
Then, we will look at real pictures of houses and I will introduce the final project. I did this project last year and it was a big hit. We will be making stuffed paper bag houses, again with the option of creating a haunted house. I won't let students use the rubbing plates for the sculpture part, however. Instead, we will talk about creating the illusion of texture by using lines and shapes (bricks, siding, cobblestone, etc.) and we will talk about creating actual texture by using different materials (cotton, pom poms, pipe cleaners, smooth paper versus crumpled paper, etc.). Here is the rubric I will be presenting to them for the house sculpture project:
The last rubric I created this weekend is for my 5th grader's color wheel project. We are currently in the process of drawing, cutting out and tracing 12 designs to paint the primary, secondary and tertiary colors. This year, I will also be having the kids add a flare to their design by painting each color's complement as well.
Student will also have to answer five questions about the colors they learned, as part of their grade.