Back to the Studio List!

Back to School Checklist…after saying ‘Hello!’ and unpacking new art supplies!!!

1. Penny, dollar comments and million dollar phrases a great visual aid discovered on AOE to encourage students to discuss artwork with descriptions beyond “cute, nice, weird”
2. Sketchbooks-load class baskets & insert Top Ten Challenges checklist
3. Analyze Art Wall-great idea from summer classmate. Banner with blank square surrounded by questions to promote & guide students in their self-assessment.
4. Art assignments for 1st Advisory: Remember to keep it simple (establish order/pride), connect lessons to next lesson (develop synthesis, independence, momentum) & identify what part of lesson to assess
5. “I believe Van Gogh heard that!” Paper heads of Van Gogh to pass out & insert on page in sketchbook to document & remember the fantastic remarks & connections made by students in our group discussions.
6. Closing Comments & Contributions board (great idea from AOE). A space for students to ‘post -it’: What I learned today~ What could have been done better~What did I not understand~ How I was helpful~It helped me figure out how to~
7. ‘From the Art Studio’ letter-notifying colleagues and parents about blog and future posts of how blog will be a place to learn about the Art program & how student thrives within.
8. Identify standards applied in 1st advisory assignments.
9. Create Portfolio basket/crate per homeroom-glance over yearly plan and pencil potential project to include. Update Artsonia & set up laptops for students to upload photos.
10. Draft assessment for 1st Advisory-create questionnaires, checklists, narrative prompts for students to attach to back of work. Ask teachers/principal about flashdrive per student as a way of saving docs and photos to build an digital portfolio from year to year.

Published by paigepb

Teaching studio art and online education. Embracing my new surroundings and exploring new challenges that develop my skills and pursue my interests. Thank you for stopping by artsaysthat!

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