Bring out the artist in everyone! This classroom transformation was very appealing to the creative students in my classroom because it included some drawing, coloring, and of course, painting. Students become artists in this classroom transformation while completing different math skills. These challenges aligned with common core standards.
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I explained to students beforehand that they would be completing ten challenges around the room and would get to paint each time they finished a challenge. These challenges vary with different grade levels, but the fun stays the same. Students can work individually, in pairs, or even in groups. Whatever works for your classroom!
ARTIST CLASS TRANSFORMATION STEP 1:
There are posters and decorations included in this resource that you can hang on the wall to make it feel more “artsy.” I like to print and cut out the paint splatters and then sprinkle them all over the floor before my students come in.
ARTIST CLASS TRANSFORMATION STEP 2:
Each student wore an apron I bought on Amazon. This kept their clothing safe and really set the scene to make them feel like true artists. No matter what decorations you use, students will love experiencing the artist theme while they practice their math skills.
ARTIST CLASS TRANSFORMATION STEP 3:
I gave the kids a recording sheet to keep track of the challenges they completed. Students got to paint each box on their recording sheet after they finished the challenge. I had students bring the paint cup to their seat and then return it so we could keep all of the paint in one central location.
ARTIST CLASS TRANSFORMATION STEP 4:
If any of my students finished all of the math challenges (and the QR writing activity), I let them paint on construction paper for fun! I also give a small prize for their hard work after the activity. I gave out adorable erasers that look like crayons, but other teachers have used dojo points and other fun ideas. My students loved the erasers since they looked like art supplies and last a very long time!
You can check out this easy to prep Artist Classroom Transformation HERE!
“Extras” certainly aren’t needed for room transformations, but they can be super fun if you want to include them! If you want to add any extras, you may like some of these ideas.
I also offer all room transformations in a DIGITAL format! This means students can complete the challenges on Google Slides if you’d like to save on paper. The QR codes/fun facts also come in a digital game format that students can complete and copy down online. You can learn more about how to do a digital room transformation here.
You may also find this post on Classroom Transformation Tips helpful. It lists my top 10 tips for making your classroom transformation easy and stress-free.