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Planning [Question]

First week of school-Elementary

Started on Aug 14, 2015 by Whimber
Last post on Feb 08, 2016

How do you start the first week of elementary off with your students?

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  • CreativeFreckles 11/13/2015 at 02:21pm
    I quickly go over rules/expectations in the art room and teach a few procedures (lining up, clean up, etc.) and then I do a short art activity. The next class we review the rules and procedures (and learn a new one if we need to) and begin our first project. I don't get to see my students very much, so I don't waste a whole lot of time before I jump in to their first project! I just be sure to keep reviewing the rules/procedures for the first few weeks.

  • DebEittreim 01/26/2016 at 04:44pm
    I also teach them where everything they are allowed to use is located. And of course how to care for supplies. Pet peeve: washed brushed put bristles down. GRR. Now all my kids know how to wash a brush, and put it away with type and size. Yes!

  • NancySnowK-5 02/08/2016 at 11:41am

    Of course going over art room rules and expectations comes first.
    Then with students in grades 2,3,4 and 5 - I have them make an oak-tag folder to hold their work. A simple fold over and glue 3 sides on the edges.
    I have them decorate their folder with the Elements or Principles of Art. (according to prior knowledge and age level)
    Call out;
    6 types of LINE
    Geometric shapes
    Free Form shapes etc etc