These are artifacts from art lessons that I have taught.
The fingerprint animals (right) are from my Art Methods class practicum with a second grade class. Students enjoyed exploring new ways to apply ink to paper using their fingers as tools. The lesson was enriched with a language component as I included exploration of the word 'menagerie'. While each student created their own work, they were displayed together to create a collaboration; a "Fingerprint Menagerie."
The images (above and below) are artifacts from results of my art lesson with my 6th grade host class. The students created comic book frames of onomatopoeias using tempura paint on newspaper & cardboard canvases. They used contrast, color, and shape to make their words seem to come off the newspaper print!
This artifact is a health lesson plan from my backwards design unit. I believe behavioral health is just as important as physical health. My health lesson involved teaching character traits: zest, grit, gratitude, self-control, social-intelligence, optimism, and curiosity. These are character traits that students can work on and benefit from as they progress through school and on into their future lives.
This artifact is a P.E. lesson taught during my student teaching. One of the kernels of wisdom I took away from that experience was from my host teacher. He was helping me to prepare for my lesson in the days before. He warned me that for as much as we as teachers have to be diligent to be aware of student behavior, it's even more true for when they are in P.E.. He told me I have to sense when something could happen even before it might happen! P.E. is where they are the most rowdy and fun and competitive which is great, but it takes that much more diligence to ensure no one gets hurt or crosses a line behaviorally. My lesson went smoothly; the kids broke a sweat, had fun, and they achieved the objective.