Art show stations to be organized and planned for, student names to be printed on labels. After 16 years, you'd think that I'd have it down pat, and I kind of do, but here's some things I learned in preparing for this year's show: I do better if I get every other class glued a day. Like, have the first class of the day sort their work and bring it to me to glue to black paper, then TEACH A LESSON to the second class, then have the third class sort/glue. . . doing it back-to-back all day makes me crazy. And cranky. Much happier when it's an every other situation.
#2, having students consistently add the "what I learned" sheets to their work and the ones that say "what I learned/what I want you to know" makes for sort of automatic artist statements, which is cool:
#3, I love the secretary and her label printing skills:
|No name left on the sheet=everyone's work is there, glued and accounted for!|
The Make Art Like a 3rd Grader (or 4th/5th/6th Grader) stations from last year were a big hit, so we'll be doing those again. I'm also adding a selfie station for fun with the paintings I made for it earlier this year, which will be fun.
The big day is next week, and I'm really feeling pretty prepared. Maybe a little more prepared than I am for my first ever National Art Education conference the week after. So look for my whew-the-art-show-is-over post late next week for more photos. Along with an anxiety ridden post about going to Chicago/being away from Mr. One Happy Art Teacher & babies/being at National conference.