2017 Advent Gospel Reflection Calendar

2017 Advent Gospel Reflection Calendar

This calendar includes the (Roman Catholic) Gospel Readings for Advent 2017 and a key word or theme from each reading. (The four Sundays also include the traditional Sunday themes). A cross-curriculum resource for Religious Education, Literacy and Art, a printable PDF calendar slide is included (see cover image) as well as an editable PowerPoint file. Suggestions for use: As a personal, class, family or group resource for daily Scripture readings, prayer, reflection and discussion through Advent. As Advent Journal Writing prompts. As Advent Art Journal prompts (or combine with written journal). Include realistic and symbolic interpretations of the daily readings and the themes., or render the keywords and themes in artistic lettering. (Graffiti style, bubble writing, calligraphy). As Advent Photo / Collage Prompts, either in journal style or as a single large display.. Take or collect photographs representing the themes of the daily readings. As an organisational guide for collaborative or individual projects where groups or individuals are responsible for preparing a presentation based on each day (presentations may include drama or dramatic reading, music, movement, artwork, ICT elements, prayer etc).
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Advent Arts

Advent Arts

Engage in a creative Christmas countdown, while learning in visual arts, literacy and religious education. These activities are adaptable for a range of ages and abilities and encourage creative thinking and expression, visually and verbally.
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Elements of Christmas

Elements of Christmas

No shut-up sheets! No time-fillers. Real learning plans based on the Elements of Art, everything a time-poor teacher needs to be ready for the Christmas season in class while ticking all the planning and assessment boxes, maintaining and demonstrating curriculum and syllabus alignment. All the hard work is done so you can relax and enjoy some art with your students. Each lesson pack includes resources for the lesson, a detailed and fully editable lesson plan, including a Learning Intention and Success Criteria, as well as an editable rubric and assessment recording sheet for implementing and recording the formative and/or summative assessment of your choice. Purchase the bundle for a 60% discount. Merry Christmas!
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IMAGINE! Christmas Writing and Design Prompts.

IMAGINE! Christmas Writing and Design Prompts.

A versatile and engaging cross-curriculum Christmas resource to spark students imaginations! This resource comprises eight suggestions for a variety of imaginative and persuasive writing projects, each task offering an opportunity to incorporate an art and design element. Students will be able to work independently or collaboratively on the tasks. The prompts provide creative inspiration for every writer. Suggested texts include narrative, play or film scripts, news report, advertising (print and screen), comic strip, poetry, parody, menu, invitations and social media mock-ups. Choose a class task that supports your current literacy focus, (or series of task) or allow students to choose their own.
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Advent Arts

Advent Arts

Engage in a creative Christmas countdown, while learning in visual arts, literacy and religious education. These activities are adaptable for a range of ages and abilities and encourage creative thinking and expression, visually and verbally.
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2017 Advent Gospel Reflection Calendar

2017 Advent Gospel Reflection Calendar

This calendar includes the (Roman Catholic) Gospel Readings for Advent 2017 and a key word or theme from each reading. (The four Sundays also include the traditional Sunday themes). A cross-curriculum resource for Religious Education, Literacy and Art, a printable PDF calendar slide is included (see cover image) as well as an editable PowerPoint file. Suggestions for use: As a personal, class, family or group resource for daily Scripture readings, prayer, reflection and discussion through Advent. As Advent Journal Writing prompts. As Advent Art Journal prompts (or combine with written journal). Include realistic and symbolic interpretations of the daily readings and the themes., or render the keywords and themes in artistic lettering. (Graffiti style, bubble writing, calligraphy). As Advent Photo / Collage Prompts, either in journal style or as a single large display.. Take or collect photographs representing the themes of the daily readings. As an organisational guide for collaborative or individual projects where groups or individuals are responsible for preparing a presentation based on each day (presentations may include drama or dramatic reading, music, movement, artwork, ICT elements, prayer etc).
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Compose and Illustrate a Five Senses Christmas Poem

Compose and Illustrate a Five Senses Christmas Poem

Students will be encouraged to think creatively, both verbally and visually with this resource which includes a number of suggestions for variations and extensions and can be adapted to suit a range of grades and abilities. It is suitable for those just being introduced to figurative language to more advanced students. It is a cross-curricula resource, with links to Visual Arts and Religious Education. Suggested thematic variations encourage the students to consider the Christmas experience from other points of view, looking at Christmas in other countries and cultures, and also suggesting a social justice perspective.
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Editable Comic Strip Templates

Editable Comic Strip Templates

20 different arrangements for any comic strip, storyboard, planner or graphic organiser activity across the curriculum. These are fully editable PowerPoint slides and frames can be inserted, deleted, or resized as required. New shapes or elements such as arrows can be added. Students can edit slides to suit their projects. A 4x3 table is hidden under the slides, click on the outer edge for it to appear, to provide basic gridlines as a guide if necessary (gridlines are no longer included in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac).
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Use Your Art Words!

Use Your Art Words!

As well as comprehensive sets of Vocabulary (Word Wall) Cards for the seven Elements of Art, this bundle includes engaging games, activities and challenges to develop and reinforce the concepts of Line, Shape and Form as elements of art. The other elements can be incorporated into these games. The Vocabulary Cards for Line are included with the Line Games and Activities, Form and Shape cards are included with the Form and Shape Games and Activities. This is a versatile resource, the vocabulary cards can be used for a number of learning activities as well as displays, and the games and challenges are suitable for warm-ups, brain breaks or 'station' activities, as individual or collaborative tasks, Some can be developed into entire lessons. The challenges suit a range of ages and skills and offer options for differentiation.
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Advent Stained Glass Windows: Exploring Colour and Shape

Advent Stained Glass Windows: Exploring Colour and Shape

Linking to Religious Education and continuing a creative countdown to Christmas, this resource focuses the artist on organic and geometric shapes, and warm and cool colours. The themes of each Sunday of Advent are linked to each window. Students can work on different windows, to create a class collection, or complete a set of four individually. A learning resource page includes art concepts to be covered, a suggested Learning Intention and Success Criteria, suggested media, links to online resources and some instructions for the task.
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Artist  Advent Calendars.

Artist Advent Calendars.

Explore line, shape, pattern, texture and colour and Advent tradition, in a creative countdown to Christmas. A religious Advent calendar specific to 2017 is included, commencing First Sunday of Advent, December 3) as well as a generic, secular calendar, commencing December 1). A learning resource page includes art concepts to be covered, a suggested Learning Intention and Success Criteria, suggested media, links to online resources. and the important instructions: "Be creative! and 'Have fun!' An adaptable activity that is popular with all ages, be prepared to print extras. Family and friends like to join in too. Smaller artists prefer larger squares, so enlarge to A3 size for the little ones!
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T.A.L.K and L.E.A.R.N. Peer and Self Assessment Package

T.A.L.K and L.E.A.R.N. Peer and Self Assessment Package

All the elements of the T.A.L.K. and L.E.A.R.N. process can be successfully adapted across the curriculum. Students are encouraged to use the lesson Learning Intentions and Success Criteria, to take ownership of their learning, to give meaningful feedback and feed forward and to treat each other with respect and kindness, fostering positive, healthy relationships. To encourage development of effective peer and self assessment skills, teachers should model the ‘TALK’ and ‘LEARN” approaches frequently with students. Teachers and students should also “mix it up” - students can TALK to themselves or LEARN with a peer. or make use of a rubric.
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T.A.L.K and L.E.A.R.N. Peer and Self Assessment Bookmark Mnemonics

T.A.L.K and L.E.A.R.N. Peer and Self Assessment Bookmark Mnemonics

Printables to support the T.A.L.K. and L.E.A.R.N. process of Peer and Self Assessment. Originally designed for Visual Arts classes, the T.A.L.K. and L.E.A.R.N. process can be successfully adapted across the curriculum. Students are encouraged to use the lesson Learning Intentions and Success Criteria, to take ownership of their learning, to give meaningful feedback and feed forward and to treat each other with respect and kindness, fostering positive, healthy relationships. To encourage development of effective peer and self assessment skills, teachers should model the ‘TALK’ and ‘LEARN” approaches frequently with students. Teachers and students should also “mix it up” - students can TALK to themselves or LEARN with a peer.
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T.A.L.K and L.E.A.R.N. Peer and Self Assessment Guide for Students

T.A.L.K and L.E.A.R.N. Peer and Self Assessment Guide for Students

Originally designed for Visual Arts classes, the T.A.L.K. and L.E.A.R.N. process can be successfully adapted across the curriculum. Students are encouraged to use the lesson Learning Intentions and Success Criteria, to take ownership of their learning, to give meaningful feedback and feed forward and to treat each other with respect and kindness, fostering positive, healthy relationships. To encourage development of effective peer and self assessment skills, teachers should model the ‘TALK’ and ‘LEARN” approaches frequently with students. Teachers and students should also “mix it up” - students can TALK to themselves or LEARN with a peer.
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T.A.L.K and L.E.A.R.N. Peer and Self Assessment Posters (Portrait Format)

T.A.L.K and L.E.A.R.N. Peer and Self Assessment Posters (Portrait Format)

Originally designed for Visual Arts classes, the T.A.L.K. and L.E.A.R.N. process can be successfully adapted across the curriculum. Students are encouraged to use the lesson Learning Intentions and Success Criteria, to take ownership of their learning, to give meaningful feedback and feed forward and to treat each other with respect and kindness, fostering positive, healthy relationships. To encourage development of effective peer and self assessment skills, teachers should model the ‘TALK’ and ‘LEARN” approaches frequently with students. Teachers and students should also “mix it up” - students can TALK to themselves or LEARN with a peer.
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Elements of Christmas

Elements of Christmas

No shut-up sheets! No time-fillers. Real learning plans based on the Elements of Art, everything a time-poor teacher needs to be ready for the Christmas season in class while ticking all the planning and assessment boxes, maintaining and demonstrating curriculum and syllabus alignment. All the hard work is done so you can relax and enjoy some art with your students. Each lesson pack includes resources for the lesson, a detailed and fully editable lesson plan, including a Learning Intention and Success Criteria, as well as an editable rubric and assessment recording sheet for implementing and recording the formative and/or summative assessment of your choice. Purchase the bundle for a 60% discount. Merry Christmas!
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Elements of (Christmas) Art: Space and Texture (Mixed Media Landscape)

Elements of (Christmas) Art: Space and Texture (Mixed Media Landscape)

What's different about this Christmas lesson? This lesson pack is a complete and comprehensive resource for busy class teachers, casual relief (substitute) teachers, student teachers, homeschooling families, or out-of-school-hours care programs. Not an end-of-year time-filler, but a meaningful Visual Arts lesson based on the Elements of Art, which contains ”Art Appreciation” and “Art Making” components and can be spread over more than one timetabled session. The hard work is done, relax and enjoy some art with your students! Included with this lesson pack are: -*Suggested Learning Intention and Success Criteria. (Page 2) Space and Texture web quest slide (Page 3) Landscape Scene 1 (Mountains with Pine Trees) and focus questions (Page 4) Landscape Scene 2 (Desert scene with road) and focus questions (Page 5) Student Art Activity Task Slide(Page 6) Example of simple landscape drawing (Page 7) Example of tree placement plan (Page 8) Tree triangles template (Page 9) A complete lesson plan as a Word document. (Fully editable and adaptable.) An editable Class Assessment Record to record students working towards, achieving or proficient with the success criteria, for work sample grades and for student observations. An editable graded rubric, specific to the Mixed Media Landsape activity, with space for written feedback. This rubric can be edited and adapted for either formative or summative assessment
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Elements of (Christmas) Art: Form and Value (Christmas-Themed Still Life)

Elements of (Christmas) Art: Form and Value (Christmas-Themed Still Life)

What's different about this Christmas lesson? This lesson pack is a complete and comprehensive resource for busy class teachers, casual relief (substitute) teachers, student teachers, homeschooling families, or out-of-school-hours care programs. Not an end-of-year time-filler, but a meaningful Visual Arts lesson based on the Elements of Art, which contains ”Art Appreciation” and “Art Making” components and can be spread over more than one timetabled session. The hard work is done, relax and enjoy some art with your students! Included with this lesson pack are: -An editable and adaptable lesson plan as a Word document, with suggestions for lesson variations. -Link to Elements of Art video clip, with focus question for Form and Value. (Page 3) -Mathematics Meets Art (identifying geometric forms/3D shapes (Page 4) (Also as a separate printable PDF worksheet) -Examples of values shading in clip art, with focus questions. (Pages 5 and 6) -Example of Value Scale and 3D shapes with range of Values (Page 7) -Value Shading Worksheet (Page 8) (Also included as separate printable PDF worksheet) -Link to mixing and painting with tints and shades video (Page 9) -Student Art Activity Task Page and enlargement of sample still life composition (Pages 10 and 11) -An editable class assessment sheet (Word document), which maintains alignment with Curriculum and Syllabus links, and the Learning Intention and Success Criteria in the Lesson Plan, including space to record students working towards, achieving or proficient with the success criteria, for observations/notes on individual students. -An editable graded rubric for the Student Art Activity (Word Document) with space for written feedback. This may be adapted and grades removed, to use for formative rather than summative assessment
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Elements of (Christmas) Art: Shape (Cookie Cutter Shape Project)

Elements of (Christmas) Art: Shape (Cookie Cutter Shape Project)

What's different about this Christmas lesson? This lesson pack is a complete and comprehensive resource for busy class teachers, casual relief (substitute) teachers, student teachers, homeschooling families, or out-of-school-hours care programs. Not an end-of-year time-filler, but a meaningful Visual Arts lesson based on the Elements of Art, which contains ”Art Appreciation” and “Art Making” components and can be spread over more than one timetabled session. Included with this lesson pack are: -Suggested Learning Intention and Success Criteria. (Page 2) -Link to Shape Online Slideshow with examples of shape in famous artworks. (Page 3) -Cookie Cutter Shape Project Task Slide (Page 4) -Examples of cookie cutter shapes, that can be used as templates, (Page 5) -Elements of Art: Shape Word Wall vocabulary cards in a separate PDF document. -Quick Draw Shape Worksheet in a separate PDF document -A complete lesson plan as a Word document. (Fully editable and adaptable.) -An editable Class Assessment Record to record students working towards, achieving or proficient with the success criteria, for work sample grades and for student observations. -An editable graded rubric, specific to the Cookie Cutter Shape activity, with space for written feedback. This rubric can be edited and adapted for either formative or summative assessment The hard work is done, relax and enjoy some art with your students!
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Elements of (Christmas) Art: Colour (Warm and Cool Christmas Tree Design)

Elements of (Christmas) Art: Colour (Warm and Cool Christmas Tree Design)

What's different about this Christmas lesson? This lesson pack is a complete and comprehensive resource for busy class teachers, casual relief (substitute) teachers, student teachers, homeschooling families, or out-of-school-hours care programs. Not an end-of-year time-filler, but a meaningful Visual Arts lesson based on the Elements of Art, which contains ”Art Appreciation” and “Art Making” components and can be spread over more than one timetabled session. Included with this lesson pack are: -A detailed and completely editable and adaptable lesson plan as a Word document, suggesting a Learning Intention and Success Criteria and suggesting links to the Australian Curriculum and NSW Syllabus. These can be edited to reflect your own requirements. The lesson plan includes a section to record differentiation and suggests extensions or adaptations of the lesson -Colour Wheel slides (Page 3-4) -Link to Warm and Cool Colour Video Clip. (Page 5) -Warm and Cool Christmas Tree Design Task Page (Page 6) -Christmas tree outline as guide for tree drawing. (Page 7) -Warm and Cool Colour Worksheet, based on video clip. (3 separate editable Word documents, UK/Aust Spelling, US Spelling and Answer Sheet) Elements of Art: Colour Word Wall vocabulary cards in a separate PDF document. -An editable class assessment sheet (Word document), which maintains alignment with Curriculum and Syllabus links, and the Learning Intention and Success Criteria in the Lesson Plan, including space to record students working towards, achieving or proficient with the success criteria, for observations/notes on individual students. -An editable graded rubric for the Student Art Activity (Word Document) with space for written feedback. This may be adapted and grades removed, to use for formative rather than summative assessment
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Shapes Drawing Challenge  (using  ICT)

Shapes Drawing Challenge (using ICT)

The Shapes Drawing Challenge is useful for developing and consolidating skills and concepts. The Shapes Drawing Challenge can be adapted for small or large groups, or individuals, depending on availability of technology. It makes an ideal “station” activity and can be completed individually or collaboratively. It can be differentiated with simpler or more difficult drawing items. While it was designed to use with Microsoft Word or PowerPoint, students can use any other similar programs or apps such as Google Slides or Google Draw
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