This year I am going to do something a little different for the first week with my older students. I am going to use a survey to help me plan out the first semester. Last year, I did an art history unit so I had everything planned through Christmas when school started, but this year I am going to do more collaborative projects and tailor the subject matter to things that the students choose. I 'googled' art interest inventory for ideas and made this one in publisher. If you want to download it for yourself page 1 and page 2 it is double sided so be sure to print both. The PDF is in color, but I copied it in black and white and it looks fine!
After establishing the seating arrangement, going over basic classroom procedures, this was a great introduction to art. After giving the students time to answer the prompts, I left some time at the end to share their responses. Several of my 4th graders listed ME as their favorite artist...flattering...but now I'm realizing that I didn't cover any specific ARTISTS with my art history theme last year, I focused on time periods and styles of art. So I know I definitely need to reall
Art teacher from Missouri.