Welcome Back!

They say, as long as you learn from your mistakes, it’s a lesson well learned. 

Well, last year, I found that I was asked the same questions over and over and over again. Where’s the trash can? (Though you pass by it when entering the classroom), What sink? (one of the two in the back of the class), What drying rack? (The big metal contraption at the front of the room) etc…

So to save myself some frustration, as well as for the kids to get ownership of their art room, we had an Art Room Scavenger Hunt! 

Art Room Scavenger HuntNot only did this help the kids find out where frequently used items in the classroom were, but it also how to use them. The majority of my students are returning from last year, so they already knew, but this also helped new students who were paired with the returning ones. 

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The first pair to bring me a correctly completed scavenger hunt sheet was given a prize, and runners up got a sticker.

I made sure that their names were at the top of the papers, and then gave the papers to their homeroom teachers. I was able to show their teachers, and difficulty the students may have had with certain words, namely the questioning words (who, what, when, where , why, how) and spelling.  

So, the kids now know their art room, and homeroom teachers, got a quick assessment of areas some of their students need help in! Win Win! 

 

Till next time! 

Art Power

 

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About Ms. Luna

Here we go! Year number four! Teaching artist at Mark Twain Elementary! I started my career in 2002, in the New York City Schools as a Special Education Middle School teacher. Moving back to my hometown of Columbus, Ohio, I continued teaching Special Education and also began teaching after school and summer art programs. Moving again to Houston, Texas. I have taught all levels and abilities from kindergarten to college and am very excited to be teaching here at Mark Twain! I am also a professional artist and designer that shows work worldwide. I have been featured in the Houston Chronicle, Austin Fashion Week, Houston Press, and at the Grassi Museum of the Applied Arts in Germany. I hold a Masters of Science in Special Education from Manhattan College and a Masters of Fine Arts from the Academy of Art University. I currently am teaching grades kindergarten through fifth and am an adjuct art professor at Alvin Community College.

2 responses to “Welcome Back!

  1. I get the same questions about where things are over and over and over. This is such a good idea!

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