September 1 - September 7
This week in art class we dove right into how Virtual Art Class is going to be set up.
We reviewed some important expectations: joining meetings on time, muting and using the chat only to ask me questions.
We reviewed our first post in Google Classroom and how it contains lots of helpful information (our Virtual Art Classroom, links to the In the Art Room blog and Making Art at Home, which is good for Monday school hours).
We then looked at new material for September. Each month we will follow the same basic set up for class:
This week was Week 1, so students learned about their theme for the month. 3rd grade has one theme to complete as they choose how to make art this month. 4th Grade has two choices (the theme and monthly drawing prompts). 5th grade has three choices (the theme, monthly drawing prompts, career connection). In the art room, students are given more choice and ownership in their art making decisions as they get older, which is also reflected in Virtual Art Class.
Next week, I will be checking in to make sure students have planned for their project (brainstorm). They will then learn a tip/technique that they could use in their project. They will also have time to start their project. Gather up those ideas and supplies and I will see you then!