Thursday, March 20, 2014

Lesson prep

After many years in the elementary art world, I've come to really understand why art teachers need so much prep time. Our curriculum is strictly project-based and require so many different supplies. With that said, I have also come to believe that a well-taught lesson is based on how well prepared the classroom is before those kiddos arrive. They are only in our care for 1 hour so the supplies need to be ready and the tables need to be
set so that they can get the most out of the project and create the best art. Just my thoughts for the day. How are you at prepping for your lessons? 


  1. I agree! I have everything ready to go before the kids come in! Although there is always that moment you have to wing it! If i can't put/don't want to put all the supplies on the table before the kids come in I will have them ready to go and ready to pass out quickly. The lesson goes so much smoother when there is no last minute chaos!

  2. I think this is so important as well. I am a 2nd grade classroom teacher and I teach art every Friday for at least 1 hour. It's not on my official schedule, but I feel it is one of the most important parts of the week! I just found this blog and I am so glad!

  3. You are an inspiration to me!!! I just switched from 4th grade to Art again after 8 years and I need to just soak up all of year enthusiasm and brilliance! Go Teacher Go! Please check out my blog if you get a chance!