Re: [art_education] Digest Number 625
- Re spiraling curriculum:
Wow. Wow. Wow.
What I would do is start surfing our websites...look for LOTS of ideas
that you can use and make three lists. One for each year. It will take
time, but there is SO much out there that you can resource all through
Incredible Art Department's lesson pages. ALso look at Artsonia. It's
going to take time, but I think that would be the fastest way to "stack"
a three year curriculum that rotates. I would not plan different things
for the mixed class. You'll drive yourself nuts. All would do the same
thing, but perhaps there would be a heavier focus on something for the
8th graders at times. YOU have a challenge! THere are so many sites
now for schools that have tons on them. Mine does, Bunki's does,
Woody's old site, Sharon's "Artrageous" site, Melissa's, and so many
more I can't even think now. (I just woke up.) You'll think of your
own ideas as you make your list, so don't worry about that. Reinvent
the wheel as you find time. You don't mention what kind of storage you
have. Can these projects be ongoing? With only 25 minutes of time each
class, you will need to keep work and go back to it from week to week,
for sure! Thank goodness you are a really quick and creative type
yourself. IT's going to be a challenge, but use what's already out
there so you will have visuals and not have to work up examples for
every lesson. We wouldn't have work on our sites if we did not wish to
share ideas! Use them!
Visit our student's web art gallery at St.John's School
click on "Stories of SJS," click on "Arts Stories," click on Linda
Woods' name. View artwork by Lower, and Middle School students as well
as our art archives.