Well, school is well under way and here I am just starting my blogging on my classroom. So here's my first for this school year.
At the end of last year I decided to start this year with some whole-group projects. The local hospital here is part of the Arts Commission and they are having a "contest" of sorts (they don't call it that) where students submit artwork to both appear in the Commission's calendar and to be displayed (for a year) in the hallways of the local hospital. So, each grade level has been working on grade-level projects and we're nearly finished. I'll have some pictures to share as soon as I can get them scanned.
In the meantime, I've declared this year "The Year Of The Crayon." That's because I have hundreds and perhaps thousands of crayons in my room and for the most part, they don't get used. I am going to try to change that. So one goal I have for this year is to find as many art ideas as I can where crayons can be used. I've already begun to teach kids to use crayons in different ways and I have several "experiments" I want to try.
If you have a project idea that uses crayons, I'd love to hear about them. Also, share sites you have found useful. I'll add them to my link list. Thanks in advance and have a great year! Thanks for reading.
Jeffrey Roberts Crayon Art