•I liked the samples from the High School kids. I’m already thinking of ways to modify for 4th grade to incorporate with curriculum and as enrichment.
•Showboy center was great! I’ll use these ideas within classroom also.
•I’m impressed with middle school lesson plans.
•Great incorporation of vocab as well as using organizing (K.W.L.).
•Great job, all of you!
•Projects keep students continually on task.
•Great ideas to engage students in learning during each class period.
•Very age appropriate.
•Awesome biography project (I want to take your class!!) Such a great way to teach the artists and their techniques. I wish AHS still had an annual Open House to publicly display this work
•Such a creative plethora of centers! I love that kids would have so many different art forms to experience. Again - I want to get to do this!
•Enjoyed learning about what is used on each grade level.
•Toni set a goal of teaching vocabulary words during her teaching. A second goal was to teach about artists.
•Each student made books with a page about an artist and then did a painting like that artist did. This was a very informative presentation.
•Alicia made art centers for students who finish projects early. She was planning to use these at McKinley because 2nd and 3rd graders are usually the students who finish early.
•She showed the centers she has made so far in shoe boxes. She is developing a check-out list and rules to use the boxes. Each box has directions written out and examples with supplies to make the project.
•Centers are such a great idea for our McKinley students, Good idea, Alicia!
•The 6-8 power point presentation was very interesting.
•Good idea to research flowers before painting one.
•Quizzes are given with vocabulary words.
•Each student does a critique of a project before and after the project is started and then finished.
• Kids spend more time painting instead of “thinking” about what to do. Also, they get some background on each artist.
•Assessing the students over vocabulary from each lesson of course makes sense. I never thought about giving written tests in art class! Super job of making sure that they are learning at a deeper level.