Friday, August 30, 2013

Whoosh! I'm Flying!

This sub lesson is fully scripted and ready to hand to a sub. Provide them with paper, pencil, crayons, and the book, Tar Beach, by Faith Ringgold, and they are ready to teach the lesson.

This lesson may be taught as a PowerPoint projection or printed out and each page shown, one-by-one.

The materials needed for the lesson are: paper, pencil, crayons, and the book, Tar Beach, by Faith Ringgold.

The slides lead the teacher through questions and answers that will encourage the student to let their imaginations lead their own designs.

I have tested this on my own art subs and have gotten positive feedback. I have also taught this lesson myself, and the students have enjoyed it.

This would be perfect as an emergency sub lesson or as a lesson to be taught by a teacher at any time.

You can find this lesson at my shop at TeachersPayTeachers.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Imagination Workout

Here's a worksheet idea that I found on Pinterest. (

This is from the blog, Super Mom Moments.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Art Sub Plan - A Tree House for Me

As I am entering the later part of my career, I am trying to figure out how I can both continue in art education and fund my retirement.  Plus, in a year or two I will probably start subbing in art classrooms and will need an arsenal of good lessons to teach.  I've started putting together art sub lessons in PowerPoint as if I were going to substitute teach from them.  They've taken hours of work to put together and most of them have been tested in the classroom.

I am going to be selling them cheaply so that when you need an emergency lesson plan you can buy one from here:  Jan's Shop at TeachersPayTeachers  A lesson that has taken me hours and hours to work on, you can download in a minute.  You don't have to spend all those agonizing hours writing your own art sub lesson plans.

The lessons all use the most simple supplies:  crayon or maker, pencil or pen, and paper.  All your sub has to do is to read each slide.

Since my subs most likely don't feel comfortable using my technology, I have created the slides so that you can print out each slide.  The sub will just bring the class close as if they were reading a book to the class, and they will show each slide that has been printed.

This particular lesson was written with third, fourth, and fifth grade students in mind.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus - Sub Plan

Over on K-6 Art Lessons blog, Rina gives a lesson plan for Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, and suggests that you might use it as a sub plan.