I love the idea of students learning about different toys in different cultures. This would give the students a chance to see what other children that are the same age as them are playing with in different countries. This would be a fun way to learn about different cultures and traditions. There is a long history behind the Matryoshka Dolls and there is a lot to be learned. I love the idea of students learning about toys and dolls in different cultures!
There is a lot of focus on math and reading in many schools recently and many students aren't doing as well in Social Studies and Science. This teacher decided to try and fill in some of the missing pieces of these subjects from an art perspective. This example is for Social Studies and it is to show the different artwork and styles around the world and why certain art comes from these places (resources, culture, etc.). Another great idea for incorporating art in the classroom.
I believe this book would be a great foundation for a social studies art project dealing with the individual self and embracing who we are as individuals in the community! This book touches on how a mixture of different races can create another beautiful human being, who is "just right." Teachers could get children to draw or paint a self portrait of themselves and the many different things that makes them who they are as an individual in their community!
Paper Grocery Bag Kites: Crafts for Kids. I remember how much fun I had making kites in class as a kid, and I'm sure that all students will enjoy this assignment. This assignment would be great because students can explore areas of art and science, while also learning about the importance of recycling. Lastly, students can also have a little fun with the kites they create.
This is an awesome website for recycled materials crafts for kids! I love the crafts that make bugs and animals! This would be an awesome way to learn about life cycles, pollination or just anything to do with insects and animals! I love the use of paper towel holders too, too cute:)
This website is great, because it gives so many great ideas for using recycled materials in the classroom. I found this one and thought of Katie because it is a jellyfish and it is made out of lid and bubble wrap. This would be a great activity to make during an under the sea lesson, animal activity or even a exciting decoration for your classroom.
Bug Village Cottage Craft: Crafts for Kids. Lessons and Activities for children in kindergarten to grade 12: KinderArt ® -- This is one of the activities I got off the website I just pinned. I think this would be a really fun activity for elementary children to do. It incorporates learning about science and the environment. It also involves doing an art project through things you find in your own backyard which I think kids would really love!
Recycling Crafts for Kids: Art on a Shoestring: Making Art with Recycled Materials for K-12: KinderArt - This website offers a ton of different lessons and actives that all involve using recycled items. I think doing these types of projects are great in the classroom! This website looks really useful for future teachers
I think this photo of buttons would be a great idea for teachers who are teaching younger children, because this seems fun, yet very simple for the students to grasp and handle. It also gives them the ability to create whatever they want to by finding buttons from old clothes, around their house, or on the ground somewhere. After finding these buttons they can create some type of art on a piece of construction paper. It would be a fun way to get them thinking, imaging, & reinventing through art!
Marshmallow Catapult: I thought this would be a fun and great idea for students to make in class. The project of the marshmallow catapult incorporates both art and science. I remember making a larger version of this with wood in high school physics and it was a lot of fun.
I thought this was so neat and related to the article because it is science through art. This is a sun catcher made from crayon shavings that are eventually melted by the sun. It is a great activity to show weather, temperature, reflection, etc. One teacher did this in her classroom and the children put their sun catchers on the window at different times of the day as well as different months. You could also put a thermometer on the window to observe what temperature melts the crayons the best.
I believe, this book would be a great starting tool in gaining the attention of many students (1st-4th grades) in the sense of exploring and learning about science and our solar system. After reading the book and learning things, the students could engage in a great art practice by allowing them to draw, paint their favorite planet in the solar system.
This would be an AWESOME project for fifth grade students learning about heat convection and how different materials react to heat.This gives students a chance to learn about the heat trasfer and effect, while also creating a work of art! The one problem I see with this project is that there is not much room for originiality. Using different color crayons or arranging the crayons differently would help. Overall, I think this is an awesome way to incorperate art and science into one project!
This book is something a teacher made for her class. It shows what it would be like if we did not have punctuation. "Every single punctuation mark in the classroom has gone on vacation". This seems like a great book that incorporates language arts and art.
This idea relates to Olbrych's article because sometimes in the classroom, children will not have had the opportunity to have traveled or gone on vacation. I thought it might be neat to have the children make up their own story of travel. They could imagine somewhere they would like to go and draw, paint, collage, write, etc. about it. This allows children to "think outside of the box" and create a place they want to go! Also, it doesn't offend the children who have never been anywhere else.
This article can serve as a great resource for teachers who are trying to help develop elementary students writing skills. This article gives tips and strategies as to how instructors should approach students that are working on writing techniques. The article suggest that art should be the primary source for writing development, because students can better explain events through pictures than through written words in the beginning stages of writing.
This book would be a great resource to use for a discussion about vacationing around the world. Students can learn geography and think of things they would do if they were to visit these places. They could then us art to draw and paint the images of their vacation around the world. I like that the imaginative aspect of this book, it encourages the students to be creative.