Before beginning the day, while I check homework, do attendance, and collect any paperwork – students are given a daily drawing “prompt” on the SMART Board.
This particular challenge was 30 days long, so on the first day, students divided a two-page spread in their journals into 30 sections. As you can see, some did random divisions, and others were more mathematical (dividing each page into 15, by creating 3 columns and 5 rows).
Some examples of the challenge were:
– Draw a Science project gone wrong
– Draw a word in graffiti style
– Draw a mysterious building
– Draw something taped together
– Draw an ancient cell phone
– Draw your favourite character as a zombie
Can you spot any of these in each of the student samples of the Drawing challenge? Many of them did them in random order, some were more linear and went day-to-day, in order.
This is a great activity to keep students busy, and thinking while you get prepared for the morning. There were so many creative interpretations of each day. I always ensure not to “instruct” them too much with examples. I have my own page, but I usually do them AFTER the students have had their prompt.