A very popular subject for still life in my classes has been sports
equipment. I borrow a variey of balls, bats,gloves, cones,etc.,from the PE
teachers, whatever the kids associate w/ sports, and arrange a large still
life from it. The kids don't even have to represent the whole thing, just a
piece of it that is appealing to them. For variey , I am planning to ask the
music teachers in my building for an assortment of musical instruments and
related items this year. It fits in with encouraging kids to draw what they
know as a way of taking the intimidation out of the whole process.