February 10, 2015

Exit Tickets Mr. E's Way!

Do you do "Exit Tickets" in your room?  There was a big push in our district a few years ago.  I loved the idea..but wasn't sure how to "MAKE IT WORK" in my room(imagine Tim Gunn's voice).  Post-It Notes are expensive when you think of how many kids we see as art teachers!!  How could I make "Exit Tickets" work for me?


I purchased a piece of foam core board from the Dollar Tree(yep..$1).  I purchased two packs of clothespins($2).  I hot glued the clothespins around the edge of the board..but completely on the board.  I felt if they were hanging off...they would break off/fall off easier.  The board gives them some support.  I used tacky glue to attach images I cut out of old/discontinued textbooks to make the whole thing a bit more fun & arty!!  I poked a hole through the foam core toward the top and reinforced the back with duct tape. I then used yarn the same color as my walls to hang it from my tile ceiling(using a paper clip to slide into the tile support bars).  I did this up against the wall.  I then got glued the paper clip to the support bar to make sure it didn't slip.  I also hot glued the board in two places on the back to make sure the laid flat to the wall...and some of the weight/stress was taken from the string.  You can use scarp paper...messed up/abandoned printed paper from the copy room/notebook paper....WHATEVER!!  They are clipping it to the board..so it doesn't have to be sticky!!

Ok..probably longer than you needed...but wanted to make sure I explained my process...in case anyone wanted to try it for themselves!

If you don't do exit tickets....all ya gotta do is ask a question to see what they got out of the lesson that day!! "Tell me one thing you learned today in art!"  It allows you to see what they learned...and maybe what you need to bring across better!! 


  1. Great idea. what grade do you start this with?

    1. Actually did it with kindergarten today! We were talking texture...they had to pick their fav(had list on the board)... And then draw what that texture would look like.