Friday, August 15, 2014

Year 5 | Decorating the Art Room [and the school]

Hello all!  My last post showed my empty classroom, and now it's time to share some progress!  This will be my 5th year teaching [4th at my current school]. Every year I do the big bulletin board as you enter the school using our theme for the year.  This year our theme is a sports theme.  I attached the boards from the past 4 years [the top 2 are from the end of the year after we've added our successes, and the bottom 2 are from the beginning of the year before we've added any].
 Lots of boards!
 I also do the bus students of the month board, and this year it's a hockey board.
 Right beside the bus board is my art display area!
 I stuck with the sports theme obviously :).
 Now...on to my room!
 It's still not finished, but it's come a long way since my last post.  My elements and principles are displayed above the board. [I think these are from Crystal Productions.]
 I have a close-up of my expectations poster here.  I also use this stoplight for controlling volume and it works LIKE A CHARM.  They hate silent art!  They know when it gets to yellow [whispers only] that they better get their mess together!
 I love this coloring poster, and I use it all the time with the younger kids.  This will be my first year using the effort/craftsmanship examples, so we'll see how it goes!
I will obviously be adding my learning goals and essential questions on this board!
 I also use the mistake and when you finish posters quite often.
 My "Art Around the World" and word wall area.
 This is probably one of the most useful [and most pinned] visuals I've made! ^
 My future student artwork areas!
 My art media examples and where I keep all of my supplies [which have not been ordered yet :/ yikes!]
 I keep scissors, glue, pencils, crayons, and other things in these bins and some others that go right in front of these.  The little cans are trash cans for each table.
 These are my table labels this year.  I made them on the fly today because I could not find my original paint buckets and brushes :(.  I think they're okay, so we'll see what happens.  Each spot at the table is a number [1, 2, 3, 4] and I call students by table color or number to do jobs.  Works like a charm, and they clean up in 3 minutes almost every time.
The sink area is not too glamorous [and not finished at all].  I still have to add the brushes and water cups, and the towels fro drying the tables.
That's all for now!  I will probably post a couple more before school starts.  I'd love to see your rooms, so leave a link in the comments!  Have a great year!


Ryan K. said...

That is one large art room. It is looking great. I would love to be one of those kids walking in there ready to create something.

Ashley said...

Thanks Ryan! :)

dawn rao said...

Everything is awesome! Do you have a link/ template for the cards (texture, shape). They're perfect.

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