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"I tried the monoprint idea-with paper and two color blobs of paint inside a ziplock bag, then taped that whole thing down to the table with packing tape. He was very engaged! his sharp fingernails did tear into the baggie a bit.  I'm glad…"
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Behavior problems 6 Replies

So I have a dooozzzee of a 1st grade class that is ctt but quite a few of these children should be in an inclusion class with their own para. Some have real psychiatric diagnosies. They disrupt the class to a point that I could no longer teach. For…Continue

Started by Carmela Marciante in AOE Classes. Last reply by Dawn Hoffman 9 hours ago.

Need some help with a student. 3 Replies

Hello all,   here's my dilemma...I have a little guy in my life skills class, non-verbal and extremely orally-fixated.  Everything goes in his mouth with no regard to taste, for example soap - he has no reaction to it tasting bad even though he…Continue

Started by Dawn Hoffman in Classroom Management. Last reply by Dawn Hoffman 9 hours ago.

Clean Up Time 3 Replies

Hi! This is my first time posting here. I am in my first year as an art teacher of a private school. I teach K-8. I have soooo many questions...but the main one right now would be how to have a more effective and smooth clean up time. I get my kids…Continue

Tags: up., clean, management

Started by Amber Click in Classroom Management. Last reply by Susan Thames yesterday.

Data Wall

I need to create a Data Wall for my art room. I'm not even sure where to start. I don't really conduct pre and post tests yet for my students are just learning very basic content for art. What are some ideas for a data wall, that have been used in…Continue

Tags: obsessed, Wall, Data

Started by Sharon Lehr in AOE Classes on Sunday.

Teaching Craftsmanship

I teach elementary school grade Pre-K to 3rd grade.  What's the best way to teach the good habit of craftsmanship?  I find that most of my kids, particularly 3rd grade, tend to rush through their work with examples of coloring outside of the lines.…Continue

Started by Abigael Escobal in Assessment on Thursday.

i can statements for Indiana 11 Replies

I am a k-8 art teacher in Indiana, we were just about ready to put common core into place and Indiana took it away...Now we are back to the old state standards until they decide what to do next.  I am looking for someone who has already made " I…Continue

Started by Susan Carter in General. Last reply by Kate Farlee on Thursday.


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