The Arts in Middle School

Connect creative middle school students with the wide world of the arts, including music, painting, drawing, sculpture, dance, drama, theatre and more. You’ll find ideas for both stand-alone arts classroom instruction as well as push-in lessons designed to help the middle school teacher incorporate the arts into a variety of standardized subjects. You will also find some interesting and lively discussion about the continued decline of the arts in some sixth, seventh and eighth grade classrooms due to budgetary restraints and a focus on standardized assessments.

How to Make Name Tags – Teacher Creatures

Looking for an engaging design lesson to use in your science, social, math, or art lesson? This creature creation will allow students to design a creature name tag from words they will be exposed to throughout your lesson or your classroom while learning to be creative, have fun and produce art.