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.
Flower Watercolor Art Project for Mother's Day Another easy watercolor painting project of flowers on a watercolor background for children in grades 1-8. The methods are simple but can be adapted to older grades to be more detailed. The results are a beautiful watercolor painting for a Mother's Day gift. Try this easy adaptable project.
Easy Watercolor Art Project for Fall Leaves and Spring Flowers This easy watercolor painting project can be done in the fall or the spring using similar watercolor painting techniques. The students will find it easy to create beautiful backgrounds and colors following simple shapes. Leaves or flowers can be used in grades 1 - 8 to create stunning results.