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.