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 am ending our Stretch & Explore section on my lesson plans. I am going to introduce my students to a single point rubric. I have learned a few things about using rubrics. I was tired of students just randomly selecting a number and having no actual thought or reflection about their art. It was silly! I came across the idea of a single point rubric from the Cult of Pedagogy website. I ran with this idea. I liked the idea of only presenting students with the highest achievement or criteria possible. Also, they have to write and be reflective. I added a grade section below for the students to write in what grade they think they deserve based on their reflection.
Stretch & Explore Single Point Rubric
It's official! My students and I are creating a podcast about the classroom.
The first episode is posted.
I will be using this as a reflection tool. So, my eposides will be reflecting on my students perspectives and thoughts. Enjoy.
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.
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.
I took a break from opening centers this week to complete our school art fundraiser. It's an easy self portrait lesson. I give a quick demo on how to draw a face big. I like how the students personalities shine through. Plus, if parent have bought items from each year they will have a set of self portraits from their child. I have my sons magnets pictured below. The are from kindergarten-2nd grade. I like see how much he has changed each year.
I have used Art to Remember for over five years with this fundraiser. They are amazing. The customer service and care are wonderful.
i continue to do this fundraiser because it is worth my time and work. The extra funds help buy clay.
Here is my advice about fundraiser to other art educators.
1) If you are stepping into a position, find out how much participation there has been in the past. It'll help you decide my next question.
2) Is it worth your time? You spent class time making these with your students, weekends labeling and sorting art, after school run to the post office, and counting money to deposit. Is it all worth time? Are you getting enough return? If it's not, maybe ask for donation instead.
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.
Here's an overview of week 1. Students were asked to answer some essential questions.
k-2:What is art?
3-5: What is art? What is art for? What is an artist? Why is art important?
I use these as a pre-assessment for the year. I have k-2 draw a picture and discuss as a class. 3-5 writes an answer on posters, then I ask them to draw a picture of anything they like. I ask them to define a purpose to their drawing. I use this as their pre-assessment. My goal is to have them defining a purpose (types of art) and meaning to their art.
Here are some videos we watch.
I will open 3 centers next week by using the SHoM: Stretch & Explore as an objective.
LISTEN to students and me on the Podcast:
Mrs. Jessi Ruby
k-5 Creative Design Teacher
Quotes from students about TAB