Re: [art_education] First Days of School!
- Welcome to teaching art, Lisa!
I developed a great 1st week project last year that introduces kids to the elements of art, lets you get to know them and their art skills & keeps them busy while class schedule changes are made (kids who come in later haven't missed any crucial skills or info). I had my 6th grade students keep all their artwork in a file folder, so during the first week (after syllabus & procedures), I introduced the elements of art (line, shape, form, value, texture, color and space). Next I demonstrated a simple lettering technique (block & stick) and how to center letters on the file folders. Students drew block letters spelling out their name or initials on their folder. They then filled in the letters with examples of the art elements. The kids enjoyed it and learned a useful skill! It took the 6th graders about 4 days (50 min. periods) to finish the folders. I'm sure your 8th graders could finish more quickly, so you could adapt the lesson or make the requirements more complex. I plan on using it in the first few days of my high school classes this year too!
Please let me know if you would like the lesson plans for this mini-project. :)
Happy summer, all!
- Dawn Nicole, CA Art Teacher ;)
- 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,