Thursday, December 29, 2016

Chinese New Year Art Lesson - Dragon Dance - Art Sub Plan

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.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Sub Lesson for Art - Ancient Greek Vases

Here's my latest sub plan for art.  If your students study Ancient Greece, this is a great tie in lesson.

This lesson was witten with an art sub in mind, but it could be used by classroom teachers or art teachers as well.  An art history lesson that ties n with Ancient Greece, students are given the opportunity to design their own Grecian vase.  The student will design the vase using images from their life or favorite story.  Sample designs are given so that you can display them.

There is a worksheet included in the PowerPoint, which the teacher will need to print out ahead of time.  There are also examples that may be printed out if the teacher wishes to have them on display during the lesson.

I have created the lesson so that all a sub will need to do is read each slide and follow the instructions.  It may be projected as a PowerPoint; printed out and shown up close as the students sit nearby; or printed out and projected via a document camera.

BONUS!!!!!  I have included a word search about greecian urns.  It is great for those early finishers!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Holiday Worksheets for Early Finishers

Are your students getting "squirrelly"? The closer it gets to Christmas, the more busy they seem. If they are finishing their work and are in need of engagement, try one of these holiday worksheets. They are fun and creative. They could be a HUGE HELP to your subs!!!

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

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 gingerbread houses
or this favorite, Early Finishers - Create a Gingerbread House


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Chinese New Year - Art Sub Worksheet - Year of the Rooster 2017

This Chinese New Year worksheet for early finishers is a great way to augment a lesson on the holiday.  It is also a great way to engage those stuents who need a way to fill in time after their assignment is complete.  This activity combines art with imagination.  A sample rooster has been lightly drawn in,along with sample details that the student may want to include if they wish.

Your art sub will love you if you leave worksheets for the students to engage with when their classwork is done.

This worksheet may be found at my shop:  Art Sub Lessons.
time filler worksheet with rooster drawn in and options for students to add detail

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Early Finishers Worksheet - Fill a Claw Machine

W Here's an early finishers worksheet that kids would love to imagine filling.  Its great for after they finish their work or to include in a classroom station.  The claw machine, like the ones they see near the check out lines at stores, is waiting for them to fill with what they wish was inside. 

I hope you enjoy this worksheet and will follow me at TeachersPayTeachers.

Friday, December 2, 2016