Thursday, September 12, 2013

Bird in the Art Room

Not a typical post, but it was not a typical day in 1st hour art class:

With the help of our custodian, this wayward starling safely found its way back outside and we could continue our lesson!

Monday, September 9, 2013

1st Grade Art Activity: "The Crayon Box that Talked"

All 3 first grade classes have now attended their first Art class at my school! After making introductions, discussing expectations and receiving a "tour" of the Art room, we read Shane DeRolf's book The Crayon Box that Talked. Having a character-education theme, this lesson was a good fit for the day's objectives!

Ahead of time, I prepared 3"x8" white stips of "crayon paper" and pre-cut construction paper "crayons" of various colors. Students practiced writing their name and class code on their crayons, and drew self-portraits. I found it to be a good way to practice names and pre-assess skill levels.

Check out our fantastic "box of crayons!"

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Welcome Back to School!

This video was shown to me by another art teacher last week. I can't stop laughing. Here's to another great year in Art class!