Friends who know me are well aware that I know very little about art or how to “teach” it. They were curious why I took the assignment. Short answer: “Because they called me.”
“What are you going to do?”
I won’t know until I get there. Like all subbing assignments, I don’t really know what’s waiting for me until I get to the classroom to read and figure out what’s on the lesson plan before the first period students hit the door.
“What if there isn’t a lesson plan?”
I’m screwed! Fortunately, that didn’t happen today.
- Take roll
- Show video of a famous artist I’ve never heard of.
- Pass out worksheets about the famous artist I’ve never heard of and have them complete it in class.
- …and repeat (for the next 4 periods)
Of course it helps if the students are mature enough not to explode into all out party mode when a substitute is in for the regular teacher. So far I’ve lucked out three times in a row for this year.
…I just jinxed myself, didn’t I