Thursday, October 9, 2014

What are we doing today?

This question seems to come up almost daily in the art room!  When students walk in, they are excited and want to start making art right away, even before I can tell them what the assignment for the day is! To help answer this question, I've created a new way to display the daily objectives in the art.

Before the objectives were written on a "Daily Objectives" chart in the corner of my room- lots of words, very crowded and not very eye catching. (See picture below)

 Out with the old, and in with the new!  I've changed my daily objectives to more colorful "I CAN..." statements.  (See picture below) Now students can easily identify where to look to find out "what we are doing today" and what they will be learning.  Each grade level will have an "I Can..." statement posted that describes the goal for the day.  I've also written the Virginia Fine Arts SOL that the lesson focuses on too.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Van Gogh Sunflowers

Second graders learned about the artist Vincent Van Gogh.  They studied his still life paintings and then created their own sunflower college inspired by Van Gogh.

Primary Popsicles

 First grade students learned about the primary colors during this project!  They painted a paper using the primary colors red, yellow and blue. Once the paper was dry, they cut out the popsicles and glued them to a background filled with lines and patterns.  Check out their artwork below!

Fall Trees

Once during the 6 day art rotation, the special education class comes to see me for 20 minutes of one-on-one art time.  Last week we made fall trees.  This projected worked on fine motor skills of painting, gluing, drawing and scrunching paper.  Check out the beautiful fall trees below! 

Birds of Color

Kindergarten students learned about the 6 basic colors, order of the rainbow and basic shapes (circles, triangle and square) in this project!  Check out their colorful birds below!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Where's Waldo Inspired Board

Check out the welcome back to school bulletin board inspired by "Where's Waldo?"  The bulletin board is right out side the art room.  Stop by and see if you can find Mrs. Campbell and Mr. Straub!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

2014-2015 Schedule

Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year!  I am excited to start a new year in the art room!  Below you can find the schedule for the art room. 

Day 1:
8:25-9:05 5th grade- Luke
9:10-9:50 4th grade- Lucas
9:55-10:35 3rd grade- Mr. Koch
11:10-11:50 1st grade- Shamey
1:10-1:50 Kindergarten- Foster
2:00-2:40 2nd grade- Mrs. Koch

Day 2:
8:25-9:05 5th grade- Hixson
9:10-9:50 4th grade- Sodano
9:55-10:35 3rd grade- Young
11:10-11:50 1st grade- Nicholson
1:10-1:50 Kindergarten- Clark
2:00-2:40 2nd grade- Price

Day 3:
8:25-9:05 5th grade- Leighty
9:55-10:35 3rd grade- Van Leer
10:45-11:05 Pre-School- Frack
11:10-11:50 1st grade- Van Ness
1:10-1:50 Kindergarten- Gomez
2:00-2:40 2nd grade- Buckalew

Day 4:
8:25-9:05 5th grade- Farnam
9:10-9:50 4th grade- Dugger
9:55-10:35 3rd grade- Ward
11:10-11:50 1st grade- Weaver
1:10-1:50 Kindergarten- Butterfield
2:00-2:40 2nd grade- Wheeler

Day 5:
9:55-10:35 3rd grade- Cook
10:45-11:05 Miss Valentina's class
11:10-11:50 1st grade- Forno

Day 6:
8:25-9:05 5th grade- McMath
9:10-9:50 4th grade- Amster
9:55-10:35 3rd grade- Brink
11:10-11:50 1st grade- Slater
1:10-1:50 Kindergarten- Conosuito
2:00-2:40 2nd grade-Noel