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RE: [teacherartexchange] Themes/ Unit/ Resource Ideas

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From: Pokojski, Kelly (Kelly-Pokojski_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Sep 01 2010 - 15:08:58 PDT


I teach in a very limited school also and I find that having art
supplies on the school supply list is essential...

Crayola 24 count colored pencils
Crayola 8 count water colors

I usually assign each grade anything from scissors to glue to erasers or
colored pencils...5.00 each grade is the average.

I teach elements of art with integrated art history in the lower grades
beginning with line and then projects surrounding a period of art and
artist for grades 5-8.

Lastly, I plan my art so the lessons are the same for grades 1/2, 3/4,
5/6 and 7/8...I teach in the Junior High also and I am a homeroom
teacher so I need to cut back on the number of different activities.

I also have two rooms so it's fun and unique as teaching goes.

I find that these great teachers have wonderful ideas and have posted
curriculums in the past...

Good luck.

Kelly-pokojski@cdolinc.net

-----Original Message-----
From: sarah k [mailto:sarah.kerns3@gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, September 01, 2010 4:41 PM
To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
Subject: [teacherartexchange] Themes/ Unit/ Resource Ideas

Hello All,

I've been given the huge task of creating an awesome art program at
our new school. I have very limited materials and a great amount of
time with each class. I have worked with K-8 children before, but not
always in a classroom setting (more like summer camp). I think one of
the easiest things for me, at least for this year and more on the
elementary side, is to break the school year into themes and/ or
units. Does anyone have suggestions for successful themes/ units/
lessons that have worked for them? Or could you lead me in the
direction of some good resources for developing my program?

Thanks and Happy School Year!

Sarah K.

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