How Far in Advance do You Prep Materials?
I am, by nature, a planner. I feel like if I don’t have things done three weeks early then I am, in fact, late. While some of you procrastinators out there may be thinking, “I wish I could be more like that!” don’t be too sure. While it’s true I’m usually prepared for the month ahead, I’m still in a tizzy trying to get things done for the month after that. Nothing’s ever done. Sigh.
So today I’d love to know, how far in advance do you prep materials? What time frame makes you feel ready and at ease? If I need 100 12”x12” pieces of drawing paper ready for April 3rd, I’m having those suckers cut, stacked and counted by March 20th at. the. latest. But I know that there are other teachers out there that do each day’s prep when they get to school. You teachers make me nervous.
While we’re on the topic, have you considered employing your students to help you with menial tasks? Choose a few responsible kids that never seem to leave the art room and give them special jobs. You’d be surprised how many kids would jump at the chance to hang out with you and sharpen pencils.
So spill, are you a planner or a procrastinator?
Does it work for you?
Do you wish you could do things another way? Let’s chat!