Friday, September 26, 2014
TGIF!!!!! And early finishers!
Happy Friday!!!! So I am on my 'C' day (third day in our resource rotation) and I am finding that a lot of students (BUT NOT ALL) are finishing up their Art to Remember Projects and they are bringing them to me what that dreaded query, "I'm finished! NOW WHAT DO I DO?" Well most of them are conveniently finishing just near clean up time, so my response is "Start cleaning up!" But NEXT art class, they will be finished while I want others to keep working. SO- then comes the dilemma of "Do I introduce a new project with elements of art and directions OR find something for the early finishers to do?
SO- I am thinking about having the students reflect on their work. The basic template for 'done-ness' that I use is actually a Pinterest find I believe was originally from an AMAZINGLY talented art teacher from this blog http://tabithaannthelostsock.blogspot.com/p/my-art.html She is SUCH a great teacher and blogger! I love her work and I hope she doesn't mind that I borrowed her checklist!
SO- basically I took the checklist and added some other information that I wanted the students to identify and comment on in their work. I am also making learning scales with rows for student names so I can keep track of their progress or 'scores' as they finish. So here is the check list that I am having them fill out and tape to the back of their work next art class. Then I am going to let them doodle or draw in their sketchbook- OR maybe have them bring their iPads or laptops so they can go online to my art page links. http://teachers.stjohns.k12.fl.us/wardley-j/art-links-to-my-favorite-web-
Here are some of the scales I have made for the fifth, fourth and third grade projects.Fourth Grade Tropical Landscape Scale
Fifth Grade Close-Up Flower
Third grade Winter Landscape Scale