Earn Art Centers using a Color Wheel

I use Color Wheel Charts to reward each class for following my expectations for their behavior. When they fill their Color Wheel, they earn a Centers Day! Supplies: Color Wheel Charts: (Print one in color, one in black and white) Color Wheel Chart Posters: Earn a Color, Extra Special Centers Individual Centers: Earn Colors Seating Chart Adhesive Velcro When…

Creative Thinking at the End of Art Class

Create a smooth end-of-class transition by asking students creative questions once they are lined up. Downloadable Question List: Circle Up Questions Downloadable Blank Template: Circle Up Template   It is a balancing act, figuring how much time to give kids to clean-up at the end of art class! Too little time, and you’re left with a messy room…

A Flexible Way to Assign Art Jobs

Video Tour: Vinyl Tape in the Art Room When I started teaching art at an elementary school, I tried out two ways of assigning clean-up jobs that totally failed. I lovingly crafted a job chart with velcro labels that would rotate each table through a job they would do at the end of class. I quickly…

Organize your Art Schedule with Color!

Classroom Video Tour: Organize with Color! Seating Chart Template: Seating Charts I was lucky to find out what my schedule for this year would be about a month before summer started. That gave me time to wrap my head around changing from a quarterly system where I saw third and fourth graders every day for nine…

Organize Artwork using Art History

 Elementary students learn about and connect with the artists their tables are named after. Downloadable PowerPoints: Table Artists 2015 & Table Artists 2016 Supply Box Printables: Table Artist Images & Table Artist Names   I only have my students for 28 class periods, which makes me want to fit art history into every facet of our classroom routines. I discovered a…