Showing posts from May, 2011

Sending Home Student Work

Well, the end of the year is here and I am left with lots of artwork that needs to be sent home. Here are some of my tips for getting odd sizes and shapes home safely.

The dilemma: a pile of very large art work, too large for students to put in their book bags or carry home without destroying.

The solution: Gather your tools- tape, pen, and paper strips. This is a great way to use up all those scraps that you get when you cut paper for projects.

Roll the project like a poster...

and wrap two paper strips around it at, one at each end, taping it . Write the student's name on the strips. Paper strips are more friendly to the art- rubber bands tend to rip the projects.

Load them in a bag marked clearly with the class code. Deliver them to the homeroom teachers to hand back. Hope and pray they make it home in one piece and that no students use them as weapons on the bus.

The dilemma: messy chalk drawings that will surely smear if sent home the way they are.
The solution: make a folder from l…

Signs of Spring

This is a quick, end of the year project that can be done with any age group. Simply draw some boxes on the paper and fill with pictures of things that remind you of spring. Then, color using marker or crayon. If you want to make it more challenging, the students can practice using a ruler and measure out the boxes. There are so many possibilities!