My students need art centers activities to boost their creative thinking.
I teach elementary art at a Title I school. I love having the privilege of teaching our entire school population, which means I see all K-5 students. On an average day 130 children are in and out of my classroom, and in a week I see 650 students. I love to share my passion and excitement for art with them.
My school is located in a very low-income area.
All of our students receive free or reduced-price lunch. I love having the opportunity to be the exciting and bright part of their day. Especially with our students being in such high need, I love coming up with new and engaging lessons to make them excited to come to school and learn.
I always strive to give my elementary students the best visual arts education I can offer. I am constantly finding ways to create cross curricular connections in every lesson I teach. I have found at my Title I school, that my students are always eager to learn more, especially when it comes to art. I love finding new ways to make my lessons more exciting.
This year, I am hoping to expand my cross curricular connections in fun, new ways that my students will be excited about.
I plan on using these Legos, beads, play doh, puzzles and games for finished early activities and for art centers. These new activities will help my students, not only with their creative thinking in the art room, but will reinforce problem solving, math skills, engineering, fine motor skills, and so much more. These skills connect back to their homeroom classrooms and will help create a well rounded education.
The books I am requesting, I plan on using for future art lessons. They are inspirational art related stories that I know my students will love. I always find different ways to tie in some piece of literature into any lesson I teach. I personally feel like including books and outside resources, helps my students continue a love of reading, learn vocabulary and it also helps them have more meaning in their art work.
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