I’ve been thinking a lot about all the learning that goes on in an art room. It’s about art, but it’s also about math, language arts, science, and life. I’ve been feeling like the arts get lots of lip service about other discipline areas seeing the value, but when push comes to shove, the arts almost always end up with the short end of the stick. I decided to make a list of the things besides art that I’ve taught in my classroom so far this week.
- Simple chemistry /color mixing
- Patterns (math)
- Wiritng/Vocabulary — writing artist statements
- Social Studies — learning about folk artists
- Prediction (reading a story and predicting with illustrations what is going to happen next)
That’s a short list. And then there are all the life lessons — trying and allowing yourself to do it wrong so you know how to do it better next time. And then there’s this
And my new word wall!!!
I really believe in this. I hope we can work to increase the arts in our schools.