3rd grade's first art project of the year, I incorporated a wee bit of the language arts into their lesson as our school district is all about "this year". (Every year they add something else they want us to "incorporate" in with our art curriculum. Luckily I already read a ton to my students, and they often make art off books I read to them!
Their first assignment was to draw a self portrait and list 3 goals they had for the year. At first, this was NOT a hit with my kiddos. In fact, many asked why they had to do "writing" in art class. I felt so bad! I definitely don't want them to have to write when they do so much of it in class as it was!
My newly first graders (formerly my baby kinders) have matured so much! I was so excited to not only have them in the beginning of the day, but to see how much progress each of them have made with their staying in their seats, following the rules etc etc
We read the story, "The Little Panda" and students created geometric pandas. It was a fun lesson!