Sunday, September 11, 2011

Welcome Back and American Pride!

Welcome back everyone..I hope you had a nice summer! I as so excited for this school year! I am only at one school (YEAH!) and I have two new programs. One program is art club, and the other is a program called Project Connections. In PC I team teach with classroom teachers. We integrate the  curriculum and the classroom curriculum and together we collaborate and make a lesson. This is in addition to the regular art classes I teach.

Friday was the kick of of my first project connections.  I teamed up with a second grade class to do an American Pride lesson. Side note.... My district has installed Promethean boards in every classroom in every elementary school (12) in the district. There is a BIG push for technology in my district..if anyone has any lesson involving the Promethean boards I would love to hear/see them.

The second grade teachers used the Promethean boards to use the writing prompt.. I am proud to be an American because.... The children also brain stormed "hero words" while the teachers wrote the words on the Promethean board. The students practiced their sentences in their notebook then did a final draft on water color paper. Then they made a wash of the American flag. We mounted them on black paper and they wrote the "hero words around the flag in white charcoal pencil.  While the students were working American pride music was playing while words lyrics were displayed on the Promethean board.  The end result was great! I am going to display them tomorrow but thought is was appropriate to share today.