January 12, 2011

Simply Your Best Lesson Multiplied!

We got two feet of snow which bought me some peace and quiet to make substitute lesson plans.
I am almost finished with 8 weeks worth of lesson plans, handouts, examples, etc etc etc. for my maternity leave.

All this lesson planning gave me an idea.

A BEST LESSON CHAIN:
Send me ONE of your best and simplest lesson plans (via e-mail) and I will copy it into a common format and e-mailed everyone back a huge packet of lesson plans! They can be used for your classroom or for substitutes.

COST: Nothing! One plan gets you many more (as many as people participate) all formatted by moi into neat PDF's ready to print.

CRITERIA:

  • Simple! A lesson anyone can follow.  
  • Materials: Uses only paper (color or white), pencils, crayons, markers, scissors, glue (NO PAINT OR CLAY ALLOWED sorry)
  • Include:
    •  TITLE
    • Procedure
    • Materials
    • Objectives 
    • Vocabulary
  • A picture of the finished product  (We're visual people.)


Here's a sample of the format I created that you will get.

If you choose to participate you will get a packet of lesson plans as soon as I finish making them probably 2 weeks depending on interest. The latest date will be June 30 (if there is a flood of interest). Imagine starting off 2011 school year with your substitute plans ready to go!

40 comments:

Art Project Girl said...

Oh the deadline for submissions is:
SUNDAY, JANUARY 23rd

Mrs. Hahn said...

Let me look... I'll see what I can do:)

Art Project Girl said...

Cool I think it will be worth it. And if no one participate:( I have a bunch that I will send to the few who do:)

Art Project Girl said...

If you participate and don't already have my e-mail send me a comment and I will send it to you. I think I can do that on blogger.

Phyl said...

Sounds like a fun idea, but are you sure you want to take the time to do this? After all, you're getting ready for baby - and after baby is born, don't assume you'll do this when she's sleeping. You may want to sleep too... But anyhow, I'm in, but it will help if you post a reminder in about a week. I've got requisitions due and I've got to get to work on them too, but don't want to forget to get a plan to you.

Phyl said...

Just realized - you didn't listen to all of us who told you to let the sub who will be getting paid do her own planning! Let it go!!!

About your snow - we didn't have quite as much as you but I had a snow day too. My son drove to Boston from Croton-on-Hudson last Friday, and it took him 8 hours, most of the time spent in CT where it was bumper-to-bumper traffic and poorly cleaned roads. It took him less time to drive all the way to Rochester from Boston! He said "I don't think they plow in Connecticut". He told us that the minute he crossed into Mass the roads were just fine and the snow had been plowed. Is this a typical scenario?!

Art Project Girl said...

I KNOW Phyl! I wanted to leave it to her but I ended up getting a non art person. I think it would have been pandomonium!

I am so glad he is there safe and sound! I tried to get home in the last snow storm from Philly and I couldn't even get off the highway in CT because the exits weren't plowed. Imagine being pregnant and having to pee trapped in the car! Not my finest moments. I don't think they plow well at all although they always say they do. We have school off AGAIN tomorrow and I'm really disappointed! I can't stay in my house this long. . . better get used to it I guess:)

YES! I definitely want to do this. It will be just a bunch of cutting and pasting into a format I already made. I have been considering it for a few months and it's an idea I can't get out of my head. . . might be a worthwhile one!

Art Project Girl said...

P.S. I'm honored that you are going to participate especially since you're planning on retiring (we shall see:) and have awesome lessons.

Kristyn said...

I am in! I always struggle for sub plans and end up spending way to much time planning. Oh what a relief it would be to just leave my sub folder and be done with it :)

Art Project Girl said...

Yay we're up to 4

Elementary Art Room said...

I am in, too! Great idea. I am having my baby in May-our last week of school, so I guess I lucked out with planning! (That is, unless I happen to go early!!)

mum2maggie said...

am an art teacher in Wisconsin and check out your blog when i get a chance and love it--i hope to have a blog some day too--but have 2 little ones and very little extra time at home or school---I would LOVE to be part of this exchange--i have been dreaming of getting sub plans together so i am ready to go when i need them but i have yet to do it!!! this will help a ton--it's a bummer you are having a non art person for you sub--and you are right it would probably be chaos if you did not have plans ready!!! Can you please send me your email so i can send you a lesson to be part of this exchange--do i need to send you my email first through here??? not sure
thanks susan

Art Project Girl said...

Mum to Maggie it's
ericastinz@gmail.com

Glad you can participate. Thanks for your kind words too:)

Pam Speaker said...

LOVE this idea! As a first year teacher I don't have many sub plans and find myself spending way too much time getting everything together when I have to be out for a workshop, etc. I'll be sending a lesson your way soon!!

Art Project Girl said...

Thanks Megan that is a great robot/shape lesson! Nobody else send me a lesson about robots:) This is gonna be good. ALSO IF YOU WANT TO PROMOTE IT ON YOUR BLOG PLEASE DO! WE MAY GET A BIGGER TURN OUT THAT WAY:)

Hannah- Art.Paper.Scissors.Glue! said...

Love this!! I'm glad I saw this before the deadline, I'm closing on a house this weekend (ya hoo!!) so I'll be sure to squeeze this in and will definitely link to my blog :).

Happy early Congratulations and thanks again for doing this!

ANNE FARRELL said...

Awesome idea, Erica. I'm in!

Lori Decoite said...

i am in ... sending a lesson to you now :)

Lori Decoite said...

can you send me you email- thanks lori.

Elementary Art Room said...

I just posted on my blog about art room centers I created for days when I am absent. It doesn't really fit in as a "best lesson plan" but it might be a useful idea to leave in an emergency, too!
http://elementaryartroom.blogspot.com

Heidi said...

I have never left a comment on your blog but I LOVE reading your entries! Can I participate? I am not a blogger, just a fan and 3rd year art teacher:) -Heidi

Ms. Papanikolaou said...

I just found your blog as I was updating mine. I'd love to participate in your sub lesson exchange! Please email your email to me through my blogger site...I believe my email is there at the contacts page. Follow my blog too!

Ms. Papanikolaou's Art Page
www.wesbmsart.blogspot.com

kszwahl said...

This is a super idea! I can't wait to send mine when I get back to school Tuesday! What an awesome idea!
Thanks Art Girl!

Fine Lines said...

I sent a lesson last night. Hope it gets there - I was using a new e-mail account that had a few features that my other accounts don't have. I think I did it right, but who knows?!! Great idea.

Art Project Girl said...

Not sure which one it was (fine lines)? Please let me know what the title was and I'll let you know!

So far a lot of really awesome and SIMPLE to do lessons. Keep em coming! Thanks for sticking to the theme of simple everyone! It will make our life easier promise:)

theartofeducation said...

I plan to send you some! I love this idea and thanks for organizing it!
Jessica Balsley

Fine Lines said...

Erica
You did get it. I wrote this comment before I checked my e-mail and you had responded there. It was the SIMPLE lesson: 4-Letter Words. Thanks again for organizing this!!

Snippety Gibbet said...

I'll try to remember to get some regular paper format lesson plans when I get back to school. For now, maybe you can just enter these two links for me. I created two videos for subs. All they do is press "play," "stop," and listen to the answers to the questions I ask on the videos. They were specifically made as sub lessons.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ro4kKAO0IGU "The Delicious Paintings"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTdXYGdtvW8&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL "Tar Beach"

apples love oranges said...

has anyone already sent in a falling backwards lesson (tracing your hands and feet at the coroners of the paper and then putting a body in the middle?) I don't want to double send it if you already have it.

Art Project Girl said...

No one has sent that one yet. Send
Away. Thanks.

Susan Bivona, Art Teacher said...

I'm in, I am getting the plan ready now and will e-mail it to you later today!
Thanks for organizing this!
~ Susan

Paper Pear said...

Love the sub plan idea!! Please send me your e-mail so I can send you some sub plans! Thanks tons!!
Jen
projectpaperpear@blogspot

arrowbarney said...

Love this idea! Please email me your email address! :)

Pat
ptellep@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Would love to participate, even though I just follow your art blog. Too busy with two kids under four to blog, but I thought this idea was wonderful. I really enjoy reading your entries.

Art Project Girl said...

Dear anonymous, You don't have to have a blog to participate! In fact many of the submissions are from blog followers. It is a great way to share if you don't want to get knee deep into blogging. I think that's the coolest thing that came out of this. I met people who are interested in blogs but haven't commented or had a chance to share until now. I never expected this much from it. What a great collaboration

Kati said...

LOVE this. I just saw this now and will be submitting something before Sunday. Can't wait to have a great packet of sub lessons. Thanks for putting this together!!

Caroline van Scrap2be said...

Hi
I like your idea of the chain, but I see I'm too late. Is there a chance you will do it again another time?
Kinder regards
Caroline

Art Project Girl said...

Never know! Keep checking because I might have some other ways to share or share ideas when the need arises. Necessity is the mother of invention right?

jessica's ned said...

If I submit a lesson now can I get a copy of this amazing resource???? Let me know!

Nora said...

I would love to see this packet of lesson plans! Is there are way to get it emailed to me now? Do you need any more lessons to include in it? What a great idea!