The school year is underway. I have so much to look forward to this year. I moved to a new room that has sink. Hooray! It is a little smaller and not much storage, but it will undergo construction next summer. I asked for a kiln room and more storage. I added closed and open signs to the centers this year. I found these at Office Depot.
Activities for the 1st Week
2nd-1st: Read the book "Not A Stick" and created art from their imagination. I gave them a page with simple geometric shapes and just let them create. We had a discussion about how artists use their imagination, and they can too. I usually do something like this the first week just to see all the students skills and where they are. Some students made simple people and others made watches and mask.
3rd-5th: We discussed our theme for the year: What do artists do? They got to draw on my glass windows their answers. A little fun pre-assessment. Then, they made self portraits for our art fundraiser.
It was a great week. I also have a wonderful student teacher this semester! We have been having fun.
k-5 Creative Design Teacher