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I scoured the web for basic art assessments but only came up with rubrics for assessing art portfolios…

During my first visit into each classroom I will be doing basic assessments, whole group with the K/1 crowd and then written (xeroxed onto one sided “mistake” copies, of course) with the 2/3 and 4/5 graders. I will do this again at the end of the 1st trimester and then maybe choose to do it during the other 2 trimesters. I figure this might help SCRAP be able to show how this creative reuse curriculum could make a difference in a school that hasn’t had art classes in a long time (that’s not to say the teachers don’t teach art at all, but in terms of some sort of regular standard art education it’s been patchy).  I’ll post the results sometime in the future.

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art 011Here is how I’m handling glue, since it doesn’t often come into SCRAP as a donated material. If you already have a set of class glue bottles that you can refill with one of those wompous gallon jugs, super.

I got this idea from The Art of Teaching Art to Children by Nancy Beal.  Her book describes how she teaches art but many of her lessons involve having classes of 12 kids at a private school in her actual art room, so you might guess much of it didn’t translate to my current situation; however, the glue idea in particular is genius.

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Creative Reuse Lesson Plan   Week 3    Grade  K/1

1st Trimester Whitman ES 2009-2010  written by Keri Piehl for SCRAP

Elements of Art: Shape

Cost per student: $.03

Materials: Baby food jar glue system, 8”x 11” paper, lots of small paper bits (cut up wall paper samples, magazine photos, old calendar and brochure images, etc – you cut them up into geometric and free form shapes ahead of time), 6” pre-cut shape examples

Students will be able to: identify shapes in artwork, and create their own composition using shapes.

Vocabulary: Shape, geometric, free-form

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Creative Reuse Lesson Plan   Week 2     Grade  K/1

1st Trimester Whitman ES 2009-2010  written by Keri Piehl for SCRAP

Elements of Art: Line

Cost per student: $.03

Materials: crayons (5 per student, no white crayons), 40+ rubber bands, paper, masking tape, newspaper, bookbinding strips (or just paper strips)

Note: tightly bundle crayons in bundles of 2 and 3 using the rubber bands before the lesson starts; also tape the sheets of white paper to a folded section of newspaper to make it less likely to rip and keep crayon marks off the table if they get a little excited.

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Creative Reuse Lesson Plan   Week 2    Grade 2/3

1st Trimester Whitman ES 2009-2010  written by Keri Piehl for SCRAP

Elements of art: Line

Cost per student: $.03

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Creative Reuse Lesson Plan   Week 2    Grade 4/5

1st Trimester Whitman ES 2009-2010  written by Keri Piehl for SCRAP

Elements of Art: Line

Cost per student: $.01

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Introduction to art, assessment, rules and procedures

Creative Reuse Lesson Plan                                        Week  1  Grade K-1

1st Trimester Whitman ES 2009-2010  written by Keri Piehl for SCRAP

Cost per student: $0

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