Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A-mazing Dinosaurs

Thanks so much to Elizabeth for sending this one my way.  Check out her blog and this sub appropriate lesson at Dream Painters:  A-Mazing Dinosaurs.




Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Op Art

This was sent to me by  Danish blogger/art teacher, Tina Kejlberg.  She has lots of tutorials on her site, many of which you can adapt for a sub.  Google has a translation option that pops up to translate the site for you.  Go take a look!  Mrs. Fine - glimpses from my art education.




Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Draw the Other Half worksheets

Thanks so much, Jessica, for sending along this sub lesson.  She uses it as a time fill if she needs to, but says that you could also leave it as a sub plan.  Jessica says "if anyone wants me to send them the original in an email, to comment on my post :) "  Check out her sub lesson on her blog, "Miss Young's Art Room."





Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Ugly Bug Ball - Art Sub Lesson

I came up with this lesson during my sick leave after knee surgery.  Unfortunately, my first few days at work were too taxing to teach my regular curriculum, and I had to teach this sub lesson to a few classes.  All levels seemed happy to do it though.

Many grades in the spring are studying insects, so this is a natural tie in to their curriculum.

If you go to my blog for art room videos, and search for "ant" or "insect" you will find lots of videos that you can tie into this lesson.

The main idea for the lesson is from this video, "Ugly Bug Ball."  Since it is a Disney video, I suppose they could take it down at any time.  You can do a web search for it if it isn't on YouTube anymore.  The video has Burl Ives singing this sweet song about the ugly bug ball and then ends up showing animation of said ball.  The kids loved it!

After watching the video, we talked about the things that you might find at an ugly bug party.  What kinds of bugs?  What would they be doing?  How would they be dressed for the party?

Materials:
black pens
markers or crayons
12 x 18 white paper

The kids drew the bugs, trying to include the body parts they had learned about.  They dressed them all in party attire and with the proper surroundings.

When they were done, I collected the papers and showed them to the class.  (We always clap after each work is shown.)

If there is time left at the end of that, the sub may show the other videos on insects.




If you would like a fully written version of this lesson, ready for a sub to pick up and teach, you may purchase my plan at this link:  TeachersPayTeachers.    The materials are the simplest:  pen or pencil, marker or crayon, paper.  It would be perfect for an emergency art lesson or just a regular art lesson.




Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Dr. Seuss's New Hats

I found this lesson on Artsonia.  I think a sub could do this one with small adaptations.  Maybe it would be good for kinders through second. 

Here's the link: http://www.artsonia.com/teachers/lessonplans/plan.asp?id=5287  I'm not sure if you need to log into Artsonia to see this or not.

Here are the Artsonia credits:
From exhibit ""Cat in a Hat" has a new hat"
by Waylon88 (Art ID #18057787)
from Perry County School District #32— grade 1
United States 


Lesson Plan Starter: "Cat in a hat", has a new hat!

by Richard Conaway  Power Planner! ?
from Perry County School District #32 (Perryville, MO)
submitted Mar 26, 2012
for grade level » Early Childhood (Pk-2)