Saturday, August 18, 2012

Idea Books and Name Tag Designs

I have each kid, 1st through 4th, decorate their Idea Book cover and they create a name tag for their table. This is a great warm-up activity for them to get used to using art supplies appropriately, practice procedures, and I can get a visual assessment of what I'm working with for the year!

We use the Idea Books just about everyday...this is a great way to incorporate writing into my lessons and it gives them something to take home at the end of the year.

4th grade got to collage their idea book cover with maps, books and newspapers

usually i just staple white paper together and make a word document cover sheet for them to decorate, but lucky for us this year we got an awesome donation of all these paper swatch booklets with like 30 blank white pages inside...awesome idea books!

using mod podge to adhere the paper to the cover

Kindergarten Day One Drawings

On the first day of art with kindergarten, we read the story "Beautiful Oops" and discussed the art room rules.

Their art project was to draw their favorite thing to do...I kept it really simple and we used pencils and crayons.

As you can see, I've already got some talented kids!