I am not sure if I am on the right track with the Independent Learning project but I think that for my project, I would like to focus a lot more on the creativity side of education. I want to do mine art related. I think that being creative is fun and engaging for students. I know that since I was little, art was the one class I always looked forward to because it gave me so much freedom to express myself more than any other classroom. Although I was never that good at art I still loved it, I wish that I would have learned more and at a younger age. I plan on being an elementary school teacher and I believe that it is important to maintain the creative minds active and allowing the students to express themselves through art, because some students may not know how to do it otherwise.
I know that at my old elementary school they took away the art class that the kids had as a “special” now they only have music and P.E. I just think that kids are always trying to find ways to put themselves out there and what better way than to allow them to put their thoughts on to beautiful art projects. I plan on making adjustments to my learning plan because I am a little unsure on what the exact requirement is but I plan on thinking of ways to incorporate art into my classroom. I am thinking of maybe having at least 20 minutes every other day working on an art project with the kids and putting them all into folders that they can display throughout the classroom during the school year and then again at the end of the school year.
I think this would be a good use of my learning time because it will allow me to actually go and do the projects and maybe do one project for month of the school year. And just have the students work on it until the last week of the month. I plan on incorporating different art terms and skills to each art project so that they have the educational background as well as the chance to be creative. I hope that I can go through with this Independent learning Project, and if any one has any suggestions or comments on my project to please let me know, thank you!