Monday, July 13, 2015
Art Projects for the Classroom
One of the subjects I never let go of despite pressure from above is art. Our school is fortunate to have an Art Walk every year and we still have art on the report card. I don't feel guilty for including this in my weekly plans.
Once a week I teach an art lesson. I often integrate it with something else we are learning. For example, the piece shown above teaches students about rotational symmetry. Click here for this lesson.
Next, I give time during the week to work on the projects. I have a two drawer filing cabinet with hanging folders and students are responsible for maintaining their own art portfolios. Some years I have made filing art in portfolios a class job, but I found that if students have responsibility for filing their own work fewer pieces go missing without names.
Below is my Pinterest board with art projects for school. I use this board in class with my students. If you have favorite art projects you do with upper elementary students, I would love to read about them.
Follow Mary Bauer's board art projects for school on Pinterest.