It's that time of year again. All over the nation art teachers are getting their art rooms back to being AWESOME!
I recently read an article on The Art of Education called How to Grab Your Students' Attention by Branding Your Classroom. The article suggests to choose a theme and use images from the theme throughout the room in decor, props and classroom management plan. I was looking for a way to catch the attention of my students and when I read this article I could not pass up the opportunity to change the face of my classroom.
I chose the theme "Art Is Out Of This World!" Anything "outer space" fits this theme! I collected a bunch of toys and decor of my own two sons that fell in the outer space category, and created an arrangement in the display case outside my art room door. I created posters and space decor to put up around the room. The poster pictured above is on my door. Below you can see it in its entirety.
I knew I wanted to use an alien image and I started to create an original one. However, I decided on the Toy Story alien because my original designs were unfamiliar and weird. I don't want to creep out my students, I want to make them smile!
Everybody knows and loves this guy!
This is my behavior management system. I changed the look of it but the way it works is the same tried and true method I've been using for a few years now. The class begins with three points. Misbehavior or a loud noise level will cause the class to loose points. At the end of class if they still have three points the class moves their clip forward a space on the "game board". When the class gets to the rocket they earn a reward day. Reward days are free days with art stations!
Rocket table signs!
I had fun making all of the space art to hang up! I hope my students enjoy it as much as I do!
Until next time...