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Ideas for sketchbook

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Kenneth L. Poos (klpoos)
Fri, 13 Sep 1996 00:07:44 -0700

To: Nancy B Knutsen, I love the ideas that you shared with us about what
you ask the students to draw in their sketchbooks!!!!!
I teach art to 1-6 grades and have the students start each art class by
having them draw, look at a painting, answer a question all related to
art to put in their art notebooks for the first 5 min. or more before I
start a class.
I was looking for somebody to share ideas !!!!! Thank-You.
I have used: 1. list 10 things a color such as red reminds you of. 2.
Look at Van Gogh's bedroom. What objects are paired? When you look at
this painting do you get the impression that the artist was a happy
person with many friends? Why? What kind of mood has he created? 3. Draw
your greatest fear. 4. When do you get angry and why? Draw a picture of
yourself with an angry expression. 5. Draw things that float. 6. Draw
things with wheels. 7. Draw things that roll. 8. Draw things that close.
9. Draw things that come from eggs. 10. Be an ant- describe and draw
what you would see. 11. If you had a candy bar named after you,what would
it look like and what would it be called? 12. If I had been a pilgrim, I
would have looked like this. 13. If you were a flower, what kind would
you be? Draw a picture of youself as this flower. 14.Express in a drawing
your happiest moment in the past year. 15. Express in a drawing
something you are good at. 16. If I could be any color, I'd
be____because........17. Draw a picture of something you'd like to become
better at. 18. Using any type of line or shape, create a picture with
only the 3 primary colors.
Nancy, I will use some of your ideas, they really helped . I hope you
can use some of mine. Its so important for the students to PRACTICE
drawing and THINK!!!!!!!!!!
I have asked for some ideas for my students notebooks where they have
to really think... and then draw, but so far your ideas are the BEST!!!!!
If you have any more ideas to share that I could use with the children I
would be REALLY GREATFULL!!!!!!!!!!
I see that you teach K-5. I teach grades 1-6th. We have alot in common!!
The children are really vocal this year!!!! What are your discipline
This is my 27th year of teaching Art to elementary students. I don't
have alot of discipline problems because most students LOVE ART!!!!
The classes that I do have problems with I use positive rewards and it
seems to be working!!!! So far so good! It's still early yet!
THANKS!!!! for the ideas!!!
I know there are alot of people out there that have GREAT ideas for our
sketchbooks and notebooks. PLEASE SHARE!!!!!!!
Sandy Poos
Elem. Art 1-6
Cahokia Diat.#187
Cahokia, Ill.