Miss Sharp's Art Room

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Photo Stories from 3/4

Last term after a trip to China where I created a book about the holiday with a soft toy cat called Jake, the grade 3/4 students set out to create their own photo stories. We have a collection of soft toy animals that live in the art room and they were chosen to be our subjects.

The students set themselves up in small groups and wrote out their stories and planned how that would look in photos, some even did story boards. When they had taken the photos they had the choice of presenting it in a hard copy or as a powerpoint presentation. any props they needed were also created by the students.

It was a really engaging and fun process for the students. We came up with Trust Licenses so that students could take cameras out into the yard and get their stories looking amazing without the teacher there the whole time. I’ve been trying to develop some ways of building ICT into the art curriculum and this worked really well ๐Ÿ™‚ Here is an example of one of the presentations. i’ll add some more in the near future.

If you’re reading this thanks for dropping by and leave a comment so we know you’ve been here. The kids love it ๐Ÿ™‚



Learning Environment

In an ever evolving curriculum it’s sometimes a challenge to fit in all we need to do and have specialist areas, like art, consistent with the rest of the school. I have been doing lots of work on my learning environment and how we keep up with current trends and ideas this year. One of my ideas has been this blog ๐Ÿ™‚ getting students to reflect and document some of their learning through ICT. It’s the challenge i’ve set myself this year, to incorporate more ICT into the art curriculum.

Other ways of keeping the art room up to date include having learning intentions, success criteria and expectations clearly visible. I have a board for reflection, and I also have our school’s bounce back values displayed, just like all the classrooms. It makes for a consistent learning environment and keeps clear expectations for students no matter where they are ๐Ÿ™‚IMG_4679 IMG_4682 IMG_4684 IMG_4688 IMG_4691

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