I'm planning on what I WON'T do anymore.
During the first week of art classes in my elementary art classroom, I used to spend a lot of time on rules. And procedures. And assigned seats. Don't forget the fire drill and lockdown drill procedure!
After a few years I noticed that my young students were bored.
"Are we painting today?"
"What kind of art are we making today?"
So, a few years ago I saw that Ted Edinger tweeted about having his students paint on the first day of art. Say what? PAINT ON THE FIRST DAY? Surely, he was kidding.
Nope. He wasn't. And I decided I was going to do it too.
Want to be crazy like me and Mr. E? Just make sure all your students know to bring their smocks in right away and be prepared for some excited young artists!