Saturday, February 25, 2017

Silly Sentences

Here's a post that gets those creative juices flowing.  There are lots of options for completing these imaginative drawings.  Find this lesson at: It is by Chantal Pinnow.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Creative Letter Drawings.

Ms. Nguyen had to start teaching at a new school with little or nothing in the way of supplies.  She came up with this lesson that used what little she did have.  Here is a simple lesson that a sub could possibly do.  Check it out at: Art with Mrs. Nguyen.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Hand Creatures

I love art lessons in which each student's art is uniquely their own . It is even better if you can find a sub lesson that achieves that. This lesson fits the bill well. Hand Creatures by Katie Weymouth Gonzalez.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Swirl By Swirl: Spirals in Nature

This post was written back in 2012 by Sharpy Woman. I love sub plans that tie into children's books and this one does it well. Check it out here: Swirl By Swirl: Spirals in Nature.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Groundhog's Day Art Worksheet for Early Finishers

Groundhog's Day Worksheet for Early Finishers.

Those early finishers are extra tough for a sub to handle.  There are plenty of things you can give students to do to keep them occupied.  I make worksheets for those early finishers.  This one is for Groundhog's Day and it costs .99 at my TeachersPayTeachers shop.  You may find it here:  Groundhog's Day Worksheet for Early Finishers

The worksheet has the lightly drawn outline of a groundhog, on which the students add details.  There are also sample details they can refer to and add.

Now, I focus my work on art subs, but this worksheet can also be used by classroom teachers, art teachers and others.


Saturday, January 28, 2017

Chinese New Year - Art Sub Plan and Early Finishers Worksheet

Year of the Rooster worksheet for Early Finishers and Dragon Dance art lesson. Here are a couple of things I have created for Chinese New Year.  They can be used by classroom teachers, art teachers, art subs and homeschoolers.  They are at my TeachersPayTeachers store here:  Dragon Dance and Chinese New Year - Year of the Rooster - Worksheet for Early Finishers

Friday, January 6, 2017

Maternity Leave - Art Sub Planning

I can only imagine what a headache it is planning lessons for maternity leave. (As if you did not have enough to do already!) My daughter was born before I got an actual teaching job and once I went into labor, I didn't think about work again until I had to go back.

In this post, "Preparing to Leave", Katie Morris explains some of the things she did to prepare for her maternityleave.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Art Sub Plan - Where the Party Pandas At?

This sub lesson is by Cassie Stephens. It is intended for the sub who is not an artist. There are step-by-step drawings of a panda for the students to follow and detailed instructions. It's super cute so give it a look. Here's Cassie's blog at "Cassie Stephens: In the Art Room."

If you want to follow that up with an early finishers' worksheet, here is a perfect choice.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Chinese New Year! Dragon Dance Art Sub Lesson

drawing of a Chinese dragon by elementary studentI have revamped an art sub plan that I made a few years ago.  It is in my TeachersPayTeachers shop.  (If you bought the previous version, please download this new and improved version for free!!!)

This is a lesson that I have taught in my own art room and the kids have always loved it.  Before the lesson, I always liked to show YouTube videos of Dragon dances during the Chinese New Year celebrations.  There are also lovely children's books on the subject which would go great with this lesson.  You don't need either to teach this lesson though.  I've added lots of visuals and background that provide motivation for the students.

I have heard from classroom teachers as well as art teachers who have taught this.  They all seemed to have success and the kids loved it.