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...
From: sarah k [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, September 01, 2010 4:41 PM
To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
Subject: [teacherartexchange] Themes/ Unit/ Resource Ideas
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?