Sunday, April 29, 2012

Art for NJASK

NJ students will be taking the state standardized test Starting May7th. We get our school excited for the test by having a pep rally.  As a little 15 minute project I had the ALL 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students think about something they would be successful at in their future.  I cut out a cloud  and had them draw there "Dream of Success" on it.  Then I put them on bulletin board with a "success slogan". Lastly I explained how positive thinking and envisioning good things will bring SUCCESS! This is how they should be thinking about NJASK!They came up with some interesting visions of success. There were pictures lion tamers, DJ's, teachers, olympic champions, and so much more! Good luck to your school and students on you state tests! What do you do in your school to encourage the students for the state test??

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Earth day art

Found this one:

Egg carton flowers

Only did this as a special project where I team teach with the classroom teachers  (it is a time allotted weekly in my schedule called project connections). Project Connections is a special time where I get to go in the classroom and cross curriculum teach. The lesson will take two classes. First session went well. It was kind of a pain to cut all those egg cartons apart. I gave each student six "flowers" to paint.