Drawing to Music

GRADE 5 ARTS EDUCATION - Visual Art/Music Lesson Template Lesson Time Required: 50 minutes Required Resources and Materials: Blank Paper Pencils/Pencil Crayons/Markers Speakers or another way to play music Access to a way to play whatever music the students may choose Tables to colour at Grade Level and Conceptual Focus: Grade 5 (Pop Culture) Key... Continue Reading →


The Asynchronous Counting Game

Students sit in a circle facing outwards with the lights off. Students are to then count up to the same number as the amount of participants asynchronously and randomly. If a number is said by more than one student at the same time than the students are to start over. The point of the game... Continue Reading →

Two Truths and a Lie

Each participant stands in front of the class and says two truths about themselves and one lie, then the class votes on which one is the lie. Benefits: Encourages listening skills Students learn more about their classmates Limitations: If scores are kept, keep in mind that the competition might not be suitable for some groups.... Continue Reading →

Thinking Groups

This is a way of grouping students so that they can share, discuss, and reflect their opinions and perspectives on a topic. First, students are to pair up. Once paired up, the teacher will explain what the students will discuss and reflect on with their partner within a given amount of time. Once the time... Continue Reading →

Lumberjack Warmup (Movement)

  Before You Start: Make sure participants understand the three motions: becoming a tree, chopping down a tree, and having a tree fall. Review when in the game you would perform each motion. Review proper chopping (no touching), as well as proper heckling (no touching or yelling). Play a slow motion practice round. Set Up: Everyone standing in a circle facing... Continue Reading →

Using Elements of Theatre to Transform the Classroom

Our discussion in class today was on ways to utilize the elements of theatre to create a purpose in the classroom which therefore reflects the lesson and then the students. Our professor demonstrated this in our drama class by first playing a specific style of jazz music as we walked in. Because the theatre review... Continue Reading →

Cocktail Hour

Part One: Number class off into four groups and assign each group a corner of the room. Once in their corners, have them sit and close their eyes and visualize something. For example, ask students to visualize a teacher that impacted them in some way (negative or positive) and then come up with adjectives for that... Continue Reading →

Imaginary Ball Toss Name Game

  For this activity, participants are to stand in a circle about a foot apart. One participant begins by pretending to throw a ball to another participant in the circle. The receiver of the imaginary ball pretends to catch the ball by clapping their hands. They then pass the imaginary ball to a different participant. This... Continue Reading →

Response to “Sext Up Kids”

While watching "Sext Up Kids" -a short documentary depicting the sexualization of children and the long-lasting effects that follow- I was reminded of my own childhood and began to make comparisons. Growing up, I had limited access to tv, the internet, phones, and even music. While I was the most sheltered child I know, I... Continue Reading →

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