First Days of School!
- Hi all! My name is Lisa Edwards and I will be teaching 6th, 7th, and 8th grade art in a Mississippi public school for the fist time ever this year. While I have a degree in interior design and a background in a cake decorating business, I'm new to art education! I'm extremely excited and yet nervous at the same time! Thank God for this site and for all of you; reading has given me a wealth of information.
Now for my question...while I have lots of ideas of projects I want to do with the kids I'm trying to figure out how I want to start off the year; the first days of school specifically. I know we'll have to go over rules and procedures, but besides that, does anyone have any suggestions as to what would be a great first lesson plan? Maybe something that helps me to get to the know the students or figure out where they are with their art skills? Any suggestions out there?
Thanks so much.
- I suggest you.....
- keep it simple
- see if you can get a copy of the 5th grade Art curriculum (on-line, maybe)
- design / create a lesson so the hiring agent (principal or human resources person) could learn something about Art; would be impressive.
You might try an activity that ties in with History / Social Studies which you'd have to find a copy of the 5th grade History / Social Studies curriculum, which maybe available on-line. You'll need to get copies of Art work (paintings preferably) that are reflective of the time periods 5th graders study in History / Social Studies.
I've attached a plan I wrote and used for an observation I did two years ago. It is a cross-curriculum activity that is also a cooperative one that does not require a lot of set-up or does it create a mess. Ironically, it was for fifth grade. Feel free to use it if you'd like to. Let me know how it goes.
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2010 07:53:18 -0400
Subject: Re: [art_education] Lesson for interview adviceAll I know is that the lesson can be about anything (art) but he didn't
want to give me anymore details until I am asked to come for the 2nd
interview. The 1st interview is Tues and then the 2nd will be on
Thursday. I imagine it would be 45-60 minutes and need closure.
> What is your time frame and can the lesson be open ended or do you need
> closure at the end of the lesson?
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> Sent: Fri, July 9, 2010 5:40:34 PM
> Subject: [art_education] Lesson for interview advice
>>I have an interview in a few days and if I am selected for round two, I
> need to present a lesson to a group of 5th grade students. Any advice
> on what would be a good lesson to impress both students and
> Many Thanks,