I'm packing up two art rooms this year. Like, packing up everything in the art room. We have construction in one building so every speck of everything needs to be moved out by the last day of class and the other building is housing summer school so I need to clear all out of that room as well. Which means I have had to be creative on what I leave unpacked and what we are doing as the year counts down.
With 75 boxes packed in one room and no end in sight I decided to end the year with The Marshmallow Challenge. If you haven't heard about the Marshmallow Challenge you can get all the specifics here and you can even check out a great lesson plan here.
I was tired of referring to color wheels that I wasn't in love with so I made my own. I'm still tweaking it and I already have plans to change some things but it's nice to have one that fits my exact (or close to exact) needs. I especially like the warm and cool color part at the bottom.
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Like many educators and parents across America, the common core whispers have turned into talk, even shouts. I've been listening. I've started to read more and gather more concrete information about how the common core relates to me and the way I teach art to elementary students.
Here are a few resources that I've found to be helpful:
I saw a sign similar to this posted on a Panera community board. I replicated it and hung it in my classroom. It's interesting to see which students gravitate towards it and which ones stay clear. It's also very interesting which ones actually take "a chance". If you want to hang one in your classroom, here is the link to the document.