I wanted to share two ideas from another elementary Art teacher in my district, Ms.Stesman. I saw these during visits to her room for early release PLC meetings and asked if I could take a couple pictures.
First, the paintbrushes. How smart is this? A simple visual but very effective. My students talk about "Mr.Brush"all the time so I know they will be excited when I make my version next year. I told her they also make me think of Young Sloppy Brush!
Next, Ms.Stessman tied in watercolor painting techniques with the water cycle, which is part of I think the 4th grade's science curriculum. Super smart!
We don't get to meet as a PLC very often since there are 4 elementary Art teachers covering 7 schools, but I always learn something when we are able to get together.