I use the first day of art class to go over expectations for behavior, emergencies, how to stay safe, how to get along, and my call & response for becoming Mona-ificent. After the business is complete I show the Year in Review Video so students can get a full picture of the art program from K-5, then we play a game. This year we are playing both physical and digital matching games.
Table Matching Games (K-3rd)
I set up small game boards at each of the six art room tables so students can play a quick game with their table-mates of Modern Art Match. It was a great way to make the class period more interactive as students were instructed to take turns finding a match. Each piece represents a piece of modern art. I had them reset the game after a few minutes and rotate to the next table to play the next game board (each was different).
As I was organizing my classroom I found some games I had designed over 10 years ago that were collecting dust. They were simple matching games. One card had a concept and the matching card had the definition. We used these cards for ROUND ONE.
I then went through my art postcards and found a painting that matched the concepts and used those to set up a ROUND TWO. I set up my bulletin board with blank color matching areas and a sign to give us space to pin our matches.
Digital Matching Game
I made this game full of student artwork and student making artwork from last year using the Match the Memory website. It's fun to play on our touch sensitive interactive board. View and play the game here.
2016-17 Year in Review Video
I made this year in review video in Animoto using stills and video clips of students working, animating, creating, exploring, learning, and sharing their artwork.
Take a few minutes to see a review of some of the highlights from K-5 art this year.
I intended to share this year in review video with my students this week. But, you all are learning if you haven't already, that I'm not there. For the first time since I was 4 years old I didn't go to school in the fall. Instead, I'm helping Mr. Fuglestad during his long recovery and rehabilitation from a really bad motorcycle accident. He can't move his legs anymore so he will need to learn how to do everything from a wheelchair. This is going to take a while since he broke his back and that needs to heal up too.
Take a moment to see our 2013-14 Dryden Art year in review video featuring tons of Fuglefun through out the school year with every grade level, K-5.
Keep stopping back (or subscribe to the fugleblog). I plan to share my discoveries, news, and art-related fun stuff here over the summer.
Superheroes, ghosts, Godzilla, Lima Bean Monsters, and Fairies are all major players in just some of the ideas I explored this summer to teach some valuable art ideas and concepts to my students. I have all these ideas and much more on this page.
I organized 15 of my iPad lesson ideas from this summer into this smore flyer so you can quickly view the ideas, click, and learn more.
Click the image to go to the flyer or click here.
I also created two books in different formats for my students that I am sharing with you if you are interested. One is a QR code book for students to scan and view 20 of our favorite Fugleflicks, student-created, art-related videos. This way you can send students to the QR book to scan, let them watch, and learn art concepts independently on their devices.
The other is an interactive eBook for the iPad of the same 20 Fugleflicks. So you can have it loaded and ready to set up as a center in the art room.
As part of my beginning of the year ritual, I put together a video of the highlights of last school year. It's a great way to reflect on all we accomplished in art class, celebrate our successes, and energize the students for a great year to come. Take a 4 minute peek at our 2012-2013 school year below or at this link.
We are the 2nd place winner of the ISTE Technology in Action Video Contest.
See my post for more info.
View our Entry for the What's Your Story
Internet Safety Contest
(Won the 2nd Place Prize)
View this musical tribute to the hard working teachers at Dryden and the students they love to teach.
Tricia Fuglestad, NBCT 07
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