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Re: Art Olympics

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Chaney (lchaney)
Fri, 22 Aug 1997 21:18:03 -0500

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Christina ARndT, M.Ed. wrote:
> Hi Melissa, it was me:
> I have a star chart for my students. They can earn one star for class
> and one for clean up. There is a reward for every ten stars. Grades
> 4-6 earn Art Olympics for 30 stars. The art olympics were developed by
> Becky Laabs a local art teacher and are based on the elements of art.
> The following is my adaptation of her plans. It is fun and they are also
> learning.
> ELEMENT-ary events:
> Line- Bow line race on length of paper. I drop watered down tempera and
> a member from each team uses a straw to blow a continuos line over the
> finish line.
> Shape- (team event) In 30 seconds using scissors and construction paper
> all team members who have brought their scissors (being prepared) cut as
> many different shapes as possible.
> Value- (team event) Race. The first team to put 8 different colored
> rectangles of const. paper in correct value order (light to dark or dark
> to light) wins. *I have done this with their shirt colors also.
> Texture-(1 person team helps) takes a dark crayon and a piece of paper
> and collects as many different texture rubbings in one minute.
> Form- (team event) Body sculpture. The first team to spell out the word
> "art" wins. I always remind them that I read left to right. I have
> also done this as a house of cards contest. The first team to create a
> first story then second story etc. gets first place.
> Space- (1 person team helps) each team is given a circle, square, and
> triangle cut out of paper and a background paper. The first team to glue
> the shapes so that the square is in the background, circle in the middle
> ground and the triangle is in the foreground wins.
> Color- (1 person) I have done this event two different ways. 1-From
> assorted balloons the team member must choose one of the primaries, blow
> it up and tie it securely. 2- out of my scrap crayons box the team
> member must find the three primaries and color them on a paper. (race)
> *Sometimes I ask for the secondaries or nuetrals etc. for variety.
> I usually work in 5 teams of my choosing (by table area) of 5-6
> students.
> 1st place scores 5, 2nd-4, 3rd-3, 4th-2, and 5th-1 for each event.
> As a tie breaker or time finisher, I have had teams list the 7 elements
> as a race and give a point for each correct answer. Or teams create new
> lyrics to the melody of twinkle twinkle little star using the art
> elements. They are given points for the number of elements used in the
> song, creativity, and completeness- if the song makes sense-ha!
> Anyway it is a blast and I highly recommend it.
> Tina ARndT
> Whiteford Elementary
> Sylvania Schools

Oh how wonderful!!
I'm glad you shared this with me and others. I can't wait to try it.

Melissa Chaney
Midway R-1
Cleveland, MO

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