Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Extra Time Activity/Sub Lesson

Sometimes (actually, pretty often!) I have one of those projects where half of the class is completely done, while the rest of the students still need another full class period to finish. It's times like that I need extra time activities that engage the students, that keep them busy, and are beneficial to their artistic skills and/or art knowledge.

This week, I had half of my 4th grade class finish something early that involved symmetry (more about it in a few days, once everyone's done!), so I pulled out some "draw the other half" worksheets I had created last month for emergency sub lessons. These are wonderful for sub lessons, because they're self explanatory, and they're great for early finishers because practicing your drawing skills and exercising the right side of the brain are things you can't get too much of.

The ones in the pictures below are photographs of half of a tiger face. I like these, because shading is required to get all of the values in the photograph. Some "draw the other half" worksheets provide a grid to help with placement of objects on the page, but I prefer with no grid. It gives a nicer finished product, if nothing else, but I think learning to use your fingers to measure distances, or just sighting on trial and error, are valuable skills.

The kids in the pictures below are in 4th grade.





38 comments:

  1. Thanks so much, Jessica, for sending this link along to me. I have posted it on my blog for sub lessons. Thanks also for the kind words. I sincerely appreciated them. jan

    http://artsublessons.blogspot.com/2012/09/draw-other-half-worksheets.html

    Feel free to send me any more sub lessons that you post. I also have a bulletin board blog and would love to posts links to any of those too.

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  2. Hi Jess, Do you have PDFs for this lesson? Looks great!

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    1. It's actually a Word Document, not a PDF, but I'll be happy to email it to you if you give me an email address!

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    2. May I have the document as well?

      Thanks,

      Laurie

      laurie.willinger@gmail.com

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  3. I'd love a copy.
    Thanks

    lburns@hopewell.k12.va.us

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  4. I would love a copy as well!
    Thanks

    stefs.studio@gmail.com

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  5. I'd love a copy too! Thank you!
    KWiepert@Perry.K12.NY.us

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  6. I too would love a copy, thanks!

    Aaroy85@gmail.com

    Thank you again!!

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  7. I would love a copy of this lesson plan. Thanks. Nzernone@gmail.com

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  8. I want one too! ekendrick@wcpss.net Thanks a bunch

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  9. I think I have sent the lesson to everyone who requested it. If anyone commented, and you haven't gotten it yet, please comment again!

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  10. Hey can I get a copy! this is awesome...

    kantormr@gmail.com

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  11. Hi,

    This is a great idea, especially for early finishers. May I have a copy?? dosch.leyna.l@edumail.vic.gov.au

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  12. I would love a copy also. Genie Holt hawkholt at aol dot com.

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  13. Would love a copy too.
    Calgary, Alberta
    twilkie@rockyview.ab.ca
    Thanks!

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  14. Very cool! I would love a copy too, if it isn't too much trouble. Love your blog!

    Melissa
    melissajkg@gmail.com

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  15. may I have a copy?
    Thank you so much for posting this!
    amyehanks@gmail.com

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  16. I would love a copy of this for my classes! Thank you!

    robinwebb74@gmail.com

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  17. Oh! This is wonderful. I would LOVE to have a copy of this! My email is jenevey@gmail.com

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  18. I would love a copy of this as well when you get the chance: allchin_j@ccsdistrict.org

    Thanks and love the site!

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  19. I would love a copy as well of the "finish the drawing" lesson plan. Thanks! dricks@aisd.net

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  20. Hi, can I get a copy? Laurageiger@comcast.net

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  21. Hi I would love a copy of your lesson plan. joeyro79@gmail.com
    Thanks!

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  22. If you are still passing out copies of this, I'd love one (trying to put together a sub folder for my elementary art class)...

    artlindsay@yahoo.com

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  23. I would love a copy. Thank you so much

    chark127@aol.com

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  24. I'd love a copy too, please. Thank you! ericka.bachmeier@wayzata.k12.mn.us

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  25. May I please have a copy of the document, Jessica?
    kiml1@fultonschools.org

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  26. Hey! Could I please get a copy as well? Thanks!!

    ccraig@patriotprep.com

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  27. May I please have a copy? Thank you!
    lauren.semler-nolte@cfschools.org

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  28. I'd love a copy. Thank you so much!
    llocarno@me.com

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  29. I'd love a copy as well. Thank you!
    ancstever@verizon.net

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  30. I realize that the last post on this site is almost a year ago, but if you are still willing to, would be able to send me a copy too?

    You can send it to this email: krueger.caitlyn@gmail.com

    Thank you!

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  31. May I have a copy. beauhaze@gmail.com

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  32. May I have a copy. beauhaze@gmail.com

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  33. May I have a copy. aadams@oxnardsd.org

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  34. If you still have a copy, i would love one. thank you
    salemp@cps.edu

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