My fifth grade students have been writing in art class. Honestly, they don’t love it. But it’s just one paragraph written in a few minutes of one class. We are writing Artist Statements for the Cut-Paper project that I posted about last week:
We are using our school standard Idea Splash graphic organizer to create an Artist Statement Word Splash as a tool for developing a paragraph. The kids are glad that my artroom definition of a paragraph is “at least 3 sentences, no more than 5 sentences, and 4 is just lovely”.
“As a teacher, you are leading a corporation of 25 kids. You have to rally your workers to work harder than they ever have before.”