Summary A fun and unique craft for Father's Day. To make sure all students feel included, mention to the class that they do not have to make it for their father. It can also be made for a grandparent, friend, or other family member. Learning Objectives Review adjectives Review writing sentences in English Materials 6… Continue reading Father’s Day Craft
Summary A fun way to incorporate reviewing verbs and adjectives during a Valentine's Day craft. Students write poems to someone they love while also making an origami heart. Learning Objectives Identify adjectives Identify verbs Materials Cinquain poem outline, markers, pencils, white paper Lesson Poem Explain that students will be making a Valentine's Day gift and ask… Continue reading Valentine’s Day Poem & Origami
Summary An easy activity for whenever you're stumped on what to do! Have students draw a fish and then simply write their name inside. Decorate using lines and patterns. Materials White paper, black paper, markers, crayons, colored pencils Lesson Have students brainstorm animals that live in the sea. Write them on the board. Show students an… Continue reading Easy Name in Fish
Summary One pet peeve of teaching art is realizing how much material can sometimes be wasted. To make up for this, I've tried to incorporate as many recyclable items in my lesson plans as possible. For Halloween, I had the 5th and 6th grade students make decorations using toilet paper rolls that they brought in… Continue reading Halloween & Recycling
Summary Since Peace Day in Spain and Martin Luther King Day in the US fall in the same month, it was a great opportunity to combine the two days and celebrate. Almost every school in Spain holds some sort of assembly or activity to celebrate Peace Day so this year I had my students become activists… Continue reading MLK & Art Activism
Summary During the holiday season in Spain, the only holiday that really gets celebrated in the schools is Christmas. Schools are decorated with the Three Kings and good ole Saint Nick. While they certainly have the right to do so, I have also seen the need to teach my students about other holidays during the… Continue reading Diverse Holiday Snowmen
Summary A fun way to encourage recycling and reusing old materials. Students bring in an old t-shirt and turn it into a bag they can use for any occasion. Learning objectives Learn the importance of recycling and reusing Discover interesting facts about fast fashion Find ways to be more eco-friendly and a smarter shopper… Continue reading T-shirt to bag!