I've been taking lots of photos of what's been happening in my art classes so I'll try to stretch everything over the Christmas break.
A handful of my 6th graders have finished their paper pyramid sculptures that they started. I really only wanted to devote three class periods to this, but they are stretching it out! I don't know if I just have unrealistic expectations of what they should be able to finish or if this group is just this slow! We're never going to be able to make it through everything I have planned to do by the end of the year! Do you have groups that take longer to finish than expected? What do you do about it? Give them the extra time, have them come in during a free period, mark them off for being late? They try to tell me that you "can't rush art," which I know, but at the same time, I tell them to think like an artist who has been commissioned to create this art work...if you don't turn it in by the deadline, you'll lose out on the money you're supposed to get!
Here are their pyramids...inside and out! Somehow, quite a few missed the requirement that they had to draw a diagram of the rooms/passageways on the inside of their pyramid, but they're good none the less! I'll share more after the break when the other class finally finishes...there are some really great ones in that class!