Wednesday, November 30, 2016

December Art Worksheet - Create a Reindeer in Disguise

December Art Activity for Early Finishers

This December worksheet for early finishers is a creative activity and time filler. Students will enjoy drawing this reindeer in disguise. A sub would also enjoy having an activity to hand to students who need to occupy their time when their assignment is complete. This worksheet shows sample details, but students are encouraged to invent their own. The only supplies needed are pencils and crayons.

You may find this worksheet at my TeachersPayTeachers shop here:  
Art Sub Lessons

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Penguin in Disguise - Art Worksheets Printables

worksheet for early finishers depicting a penguin and ideas for giving him a disguise

Early Finishers - Create a Penguin in Disguise

This art worksheet gives those early finishers a creative outlet after their classwork is done.  This could be a real-life saver for a sub.

You can find it here at TeachersPayTeachers.

Need an art activity for an independent work packet? This worksheet gives those early finishers a creative outlet after their classwork is done. Teachers also use these in centers, as part of Writing Workshop or as a fun homework assignment. A penguin shape is lightly drawn in. Sample details the students may use are provided and a page of sample disguised penguins are given. Students are encouraged to invent their own details and background

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Nutcracker, Elf or Gingerbread House - Art Sub Plans Worksheets

Winter Art Worksheets for Early Finishers 

Art subs will love you if you leave something for the kids to do after their lesson is done.  Check out my worksheet for early finishers:  Create a Nutcracker Worksheet
worksheet for early finishers to draw nutcrackers

Here's another that I created that might work well for you at this time of year. 

worksheet for early finishers in art to draw elves

or this favorite, Early Finishers - Create a Gingerbread House

Art worksheet to create a gingerbread hose

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Art Sub Plan - Imagination Drawing

Art Sub Plan Using Imagination

Here's one I haven't seen before!  Check out this lesson at Dansquare's Art Education.

child drawing of a bunny made out of pencils

It is based on this book, ““If.......”, by Sarah Perry. (Not an affiliate link, btw.). Here’s the blurb from the book.  “ Take a fantastical journey through an inspiring world where anything can happen: leaves turn into fish, cats fly with wings, humans have tails, frogs eat rainbows, and dreams become visible. 

First published in 1995, Sarah Perry’s delightful picture book of “surreal possibilities” was the Getty’s first children’s title. Twenty-five years later it remains a visual feast that children of all ages enjoy.”

That sounds like a book that would be a good addition to your classroom library in addition to having. Good lead-in for this lesson.    

Friday, November 18, 2016

Patterned Landscapes - Art Lesson Ideas for Elementary

Patterned Landscapes for Elementary Art Sub Plans

Here are some visuals for a landscape lesson that anyone could teach. It could be great for an art sub.

I have drawn 4 stages of a patterned landscape lesson that you are welcome to use in a lesson with your own students.

Line drawing of a landscape

Here is a video that you could use with older students.  Patterns and Landscape Video.

Other Lessons Idea on my Blog about Pattern

Complete Lesson at My TPT Shop: Art Sub Lessons

Thursday, November 10, 2016

How to Draw a Turkey in Disguise

Create A Turkey in Disguise - Printable Worksheet

What is a sub or teacher to do when students finish their lesson early? That's the time when behavior problems often occur. So here is a fun and creative worksheet to have at hand for just that circumstance. This is based on a classic lesson in which students alter the appearance of a turkey to help them escape Thanksgiving dinner. This could be a great lead-in for a Writers' Workshop lesson. The supplies needed for this worksheet are pencils and crayons or markers.

Student drawing of a turkey disguised as a fairy

Student drawing of a turkey disguised as a bumble bee

Student drawing of a turkey disguised as a super hero


Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Preparing for an Art Sub

Preparing for an Art Sub

I would love to sub in Cassie Stephens' art room.  Here are rich plans and ideas for good organization.

ideas for organizing for an art sub

I believe that in sub planning, more is more. Give the sub lots of help. Give them contingency plans for if the kids finish early or is the class is short. Help them to not be left in a lurch. What a nightmare to be in a room of strange kids with nothing to do.  Sheesh. I just got a cold chill down my spine.

More Posts about Planning for a Sub

Here are a couple of other posts about preparing for an art sub.  Emergency Art Sub Plan for Kindergarten.  This one links to a post from Mr. E about when he had to be that sub. A class' sub didn't show up and he had to double up kindergarten classes, by himself, with no help. There are also links to free resources to help you.

Setting Up for a Sub This one is from That Little Art Teacher. She leads you through how to get ready for a sub. Let me tell you, planning for this in advance will make your absences much easier to deal with. They are NO FUN.

More Resources

I sell art lesson plans and activities. One thing I always, always, always wanted to have on hand for my art sub was activities for early finishers.  Here are some in my TPT shop that you should check out. Most are only .99 and believe me, they may be a realy life saver for your sub.

Click here if you want activites to engage those early finishers:

Preparing for a Maternity Sub in the Art Room

Preparing for a Maternity Sub in the Art Room

What an amazing resource! Ashley, at the blog, Teach and Shoot, gives a detailed post about her preparations for maternity leave.

I have written another “Preparing to Go on Leave” post here:  Preparing for Leave. This one is also thorough. It is by Katie Morris.

I would also suggest that you visit my TeachersPayTeachers shop for Art Sub Lessons.  There are many resources already prepared for your sub.  Don't spend all that time trying to write plans.  I have already done that for you!