The first two to three weeks of school for all grades allows for much practice of the art room rules and procedures. Each day students come to the art room, we quickly review the art room rules, procedures, and expectations, how to receive punches in individual Art "buck" punch cards and gain points for Rainbow Club as a class. A new activity I created to make the explanation of procedures and rules more exciting was an art room scavenger hunt. Second grade students, working with their table groups, were given a list of items to seek and find in the art room ranging from Art Jobs and Staplers to scrap paper drawers and sign language signs. First and kindergarten students were shown pictures from the art room in a keynote presentation and together as a class pointed to the found items in the room.
|Artsonia, West Central K12 digital portfolio for Art.|
Once students complete their self portrait and house drawings, the images are photographed and uploaded to our Artsonia accounts. Each child has an Artsonia account that follows him or her from building to building within our district. This is our K12 digital portfolio for the art room. It's a free, safe, educational program designed to connect parents and families with their child's creative activities at West Central School grades K-12. Kindergarten parents and new students have already received their permission forms to participate in this program. If you have any questions about Artsonia, please, feel free to contact me through email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 528-3215 x1333 for more information.
Anchor Standard 1 (K-2): Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard 2 (K-2): Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard 10 (K-2): Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to create art.