Monday, July 30, 2012

New School Year...New Theme. Any Ideas?

Well I've come to face the reality that school is just around the corner.  Although I'll be sad to give up my lazy days and naps, I'll be glad to get back into a routine again once school is actually here.  For now, I'm slowly starting to think about lesson plans and other ideas.  I'm excited to be starting my 3rd year!  I feel more and more comfortable with what I am doing, but am continuing to strive to change things up and make things better! 

I've found it to be easier to do bulletin boards and projects for my K-6 students if I have some kind of theme.  I've done Wild About Art and Around the World/Into Outerspace.  Any ideas for this year?

I enjoy the theme because it makes things a little more exciting and helps me keep a little more focused through out the year.  Not everything I do throughout the year has to relate to the theme, but it is always nice to fall back on it.

My previous themes have also linked into my Spring Art show, but it could be something totally different and just be for the classroom.

If you have any ideas, I would take them!

1 comment:

  1. Just off the top of my head- this is obviously a big election year but more than politics, you could do something that spirals off of it like the more positive aspects people focus on like inspiration, hope, bright futures, bringing people together, etc. I've thought about having students design campaign posters (we spent time on campaign posters/ads in my visual culture class) and I've seen some cool high school artwork that came about from students watching the inauguration speech and using words/phrases/images as their inspiration.