She's crafty: Get to know you games

Great back to school ice breaker: get to know you game idea. When it is your turn reach into your bag of MMs. Answer the question corresponding to the color for everyone to hear. Eat your MM!

Simon Says Art...this is such an exciting idea! I can't wait to try it! ("Simon Says draw a blue circle...") Cool to see what different pictures they end up with!

Simon Says Art.this is such an exciting idea! I can't wait to try it! ("Simon Says draw a blue circle.") Cool to see what different pictures they end up with! Good for a time filler or to reward a class with an art game party.

Name Practice and Craft

Kinder- Write names on black paper with white crayon. Have kids cover it with squares of paper. Great first week activity! Teaches proper material use and procedure! AND helps you learn names :)

02-06 OMG. My 2s freaked over this.  Dead cute, super easy.  A real hoot!! The Elementary Art Room!: Pattern Owls - Line Lesson - Cute lesson for 1st grade, can use as an alternate to fish.

First graders made these adorable pattern owls in two 55 minute art classes. We read The Little White Owl and Owl Moon for inspiration and spent the first day thinking of line designs and sketching.

Artful Artsy Amy: elementary art lessons

This week's Lesson Plan Wednesday is Color Theory Hot Air Balloons. I would suggest this project for graders (I prefer

Fostering Relationships in the Classroom

Fostering Relationships in the Classroom

Teachers Larry Ferlazzo and Katie Hull Sypnieski share seven suggestions for reaching out to and gaining the confidence of English-language learners in the classroom.

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