There has been request of videos of my instruction.
Here is one of how I introduce centers. This particular day was the grand opening of sculpture. I do not let students have glue or tape to start it is earned. So, I demonstrate how to do attachments without glue.
I opened the sculpture center this week. I start my students with no glue! They have to earn it by learning attachments without glue first. I just have them use cardboard scraps and attachment piece to start.
Here is all about the Clay and Sewing Center. I still trying to get caught up from being so sick! Next week, we move on to sculpture center. What happens after all the centers are open? We move on to a new Studio Habit of Mind: Develop Craft.
Stretch & Explore continues this week in Painting and Engineering. I think my students are getting the idea of what it means to Stretch & Explore. Check out the video. I am getting prepared to open Clay and Sewing for week 5.
I usually spend a month focusing on Stretch & Explore with the students. It's a great time to practice Stop Motion. I use Stop Motion Studio app. It is easy and has some good feature. These are the results of some practice films.
Stop motion is not officially open yet but I did offer it to 4th & 5th graders. The all have experience and it is a good time to practice with it. Here are some of the results.
Here is a look at week two. I open some centers by using the Studio Habit of Mind: Stretch & Explore. This is what my objective looks like.
Know: Exploratory Art
Understand: how artist use Stretch & Explore to make Exploratory Art.
Be Able To: create exploratory art in drawing, collage and digital art.
I will slowly open all the center by doing this. Then, I will shut them down and reopen by implementing Develop Craft to work on skills.