Our first day has 2 parts. One we discuss together what rules we think will
help the whole class. These are put on a large paper with other classes
ideas.When they come back the second session we look at all the ideas and
come up with 3 or 4 basic rules such as."we don't put down others work".
The other part of the class is the same basic drawing each year that included
a building(( we discuss some different kinds), a person, 1 animal, and a
tree. They put their name on it and the year and date. These we keep in a
folder for them. When the kids finish their drawings they get to see the
other ones they have done and see all the growth in their drawing ability.
It's just done in pencil. It's a nice calm way to start the year for all of