Friday, December 29, 2017
Friday, December 8, 2017
Art Sub Plans for Winter
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Art Sub Idea for Special Needs
Trying to figure out lessons for my special needs students was always a challenge, but trying to figure out something for a sub to teach them was way more difficult.
Just now I saw this art activity which would be totally doable by a sub (with assistants...You do have assistants in there with you, right?). It looks like a no-fail lesson.
You still have to do some prep, but if you don't mind that, it should be all good.
Here's a Christmas star ornament from Nanny Gunna.
Friday, November 24, 2017
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Monday, November 6, 2017
Elementary Art Sub Lessons for Winter and ChristmasHere is a winter activity that elementary kids will have fun creating. It was written so that it could be used as a winter drawing lesson for an art sub or as a learning center activity.
Students often ask if they can do a Christmas art lesson. This activity is geared as a winter activity, but the student could turn it into a Christmas one.
You can find it at the Teachers Pay Teachers store: Centers and Early Finishers.
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Art Sub Plan - The Colorful Art of Bruce GrayI recently discovered the art of Bruce Gray and I am in love!
He is mainly a sculptor but paints as well. Here is his website: brucegray.com
He has done a lot of work that has been featured on tv and in movies. You can see all about that on his site. You can also buy art right from him there! (I am going to have to save up to buy the pieces I really, really want, but he also has reproductions.)
He seems to be a good guy. On his site, he has some pages of student work that was inspired by his own work. I thought that was pretty cool that he would do that.
Anyway, I asked him if I could create an art lesson featuring his work and he said yes! What a nice guy.
Here are some of the comments left by teachers who left feedback about the lesson:
"Kids & sub loved this. Kids asked to finish their drawings when I was back! Perfect no-prep lesson - just get out the computer paper and circle templates!"
"Excellent lesson that could be used with a sub or a normal day in art. I know my students will enjoy this super lesson."
You can check that out at my TeachersPayTeachers shop: Art Sub Lessons.
Art Sub Plan - The Colorful Art of Bruce Gray
Monday, October 23, 2017
Cubism Autumn - Easy Fall Art Sub Lessons
.....And check out the YouTube video here: Cubism Autumn Art Lesson Video
Friday, October 13, 2017
Halloween Art Sub Plans - Creating Silly MonstersHere is a complete, fun lesson to teach or to use as a center. All the visuals you need are included. It could be printed out or projected. Art subs and classroom teachers will appreciate how easy it is to use. You can find it here: TPT Shop: Centers and Early Finishers
Monday, October 9, 2017
Easy Art Sub Plans - The Mitten
This winter art lesson idea was written by a fourth grade classroom teacher. Though her school doesn’t have its own art teacher, she tries to fill in that gap by doing art with her students herself. Because this was created and used by a non-art person, I feel like this would be perfect for a substitute teacher to use.
You want your art sub lessons to be easy to use, but interesting enough that your kids buy into it. I think this one will do the trick.
I would use this with first, second, third or fourth grade.
This teacher used construction paper, crayons (I am guessing the ones that are made specifically for use on construction paper), and a mitten template. The snowflake design was cut out of paper and glued on top.
If I was going to use this as a sub lesson, I would consider using the construction paper, but would more likely just go with white drawing paper. Markers would make beautiful drawings, but again, I am not sure I would leave my markers available to a sub I didn’t know. (I would want someone to emphasize taking care of markers.)
I also would consider having a snowflake template for the kids to trace, as cutting out a snowflake might be one complication too many for a sub. Kids love tracing, so they would love having two things to trace in this lesson.
As an inspiration for the lesson I would lead in with a picture book or video. The one that comes to mind first is The Mitten, by Jan Brett. If you do not own it, your school likely owns multiple copies. Check early though. This one is likely to get checked out all winter.
Guess what!!!! Jan Brett has a YouTube video of herself reading the book!!! A video lead in sounds like a great way to engage the kids. If you have a sub that can work basic technology, I would definitely go with the video.
Visit "Teaching Art with Kelly B." You’ll find multiple examples of her student’s work.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Free Art Worksheet - How Would you Fill This Jar?Teachers Pay Teachers has been very good to me. I put a lot of work into my shop and it has been a blessing. Now I am helping my daughter open her own shop. I am telling you this because there is a good freebie in there for you right now. At some point, it will become a paid product, so go get it now! It would help her out a lot if you would follow her shop and leave feedback too. You would not believe how valuable that is for a shop owner!
Her shop features items to use in learning centers and also products for early finishers. As an art teacher, my contributions will be art-focused, and that's why you arty people might like them.
The item we opened the shop with is an oldy but a goody. You have seen it before, but now you have the visuals to go with it. It can be used as an art center; an early finisher activity; or a quick art lesson.
Whenever she swaps in her next freebie, I will let you know! Find it at Centers and Early Finishers
Friday, September 8, 2017
Halloween Art Sub Plan for Elementary and Middle SchoolI always hated creating art sub lessons. It was always so much work. Whenever I planned to take a day off from work, I wondered if it was worth the hassle. When I retired from full time teaching and decided to sub in art, I found that some teachers left good lesson plans, but many were too bare boned to be very helpful. That's why I decided to create my own shop to sell art sub plans. All of my lessons are affordable and are full and rich for a sub to teach. They will save you HOURS!!!
This Halloween art lesson is fun for students and easy to teach. The prep for this is minimal. Students will need paper; one black crayon per student; and assorted other crayon colors.
These are provided to help your sub teach with confidence:
-3 1/2 pages of script so all your sub has to do is read and follow the directions
-5 pages of visuals that accompany the script
-5 pages of supplemental visuals that your students can refer to for details
Here is a preview of what you would get.
This is a Print and Go lesson so you do not need a projector. However, since it was created with PowerPoint, you could project it if you turn the slides in a different direction first.
Sunday, August 27, 2017
7 Halloween Themed Art Lessons
I found the most wonderful Halloween lessons that could be turned into art sub lessons. Check these out!!!
This lesson, at ArtfulNest, was written for middle school. You could write it up as a fifth-grade lesson or a sixth grade one. You could also bring it down to the upper primary grades with a change of media. Leave your subs some good visuals. They could teach this!
Friday, August 18, 2017
Relief for Relief Teachers
Here is a thorough article, written for subs....er....relief teachers. It is thorough. As a teacher who needs subs, you might find it helpful as well. (Please don't ignore your subs' needs. It is a tough job.)
Read the article here: Relief for Relief Teachers