Anyways, during the first week of art classes I have been going over my new rules which are aligned to our schoolwide behavior plan of the three B's (as I like to call them)...Be Respectful, Be Responsible and Be Safe. So I was a good little worker bee and incorporated these into my art room rules. Also, we have to discuss ART STAR and the dreaded Strike Board.
Finally, after I'm done blabbing to the class about all my expectations...then we get up and move around for a minute on an Art Room Tour. This year I decided to make it more fun than a "train"...and I let the kids come up with 3 creative ideas for imaginary modes of transporation.
My favorite rides that the kids have come up with are a flying pencil and flying tator tot. Of course, each ride has it's own sound effect....so we had some fun 'touring' the room.