I taught this same schedule with the same grades a few years ago. With
only 40 min. I found I didn't have time for warm-ups but you might be able
I divided the 9 weeks into 9 different media exploration with 9 different
artists as inspiration and covered one each week with a project due on
Friday of each week (if they didn't finish they could then do at home over
the weekend and be ready to start the new medium on Monday). My students
told me they enjoyed getting to do a lot of different media and they liked
having 5 days in a row to do it (in contrast to their elem. schedule which
had been once a week). We had to move at a pretty fast pace to finish a
project in 5 days but it kept them busily working and out of trouble.
I can zap you the list of the 9 media that I used if you want it.
From: chris massingill [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Saturday, August 12, 2006 8:16 AM
To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
Subject: [teacherartexchange] Daily warm ups?
I am switching from Elementary once a week to
Intermediate (5th & 6th grade) where I will see my
students daily for one quarter. I am thinking about
daily rituals and have seen some that I like, but
because of time constraints (40 minute classes) I'm
not sure about drawing exercises, and so I'm thinking
about getting a book called "Daily Warm-Ups: Art" and
I was wondering if anyone else uses this book and if
you would recommend it. I would really like to see
some examples of the warm ups included, but sadly,
Amazon doesn't carry this edition.
Thanks for your help,
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