Does anyone know anything about the MYP program? It is the middle school version of the IB program— Middle School Years. It prepares students to enter the International Baccalaureate Program upon entering high school.
I will be a first year teacher next year and my school is a MYP school. The other art teacher at my school is being extremely helpful and sending me tons of information, but I was wondering if any of you had any experience with the program?
The unit plan format is very similar to how I was instructed to write units. But how do the skills fit in? What exactly are the AOIs and how do they fit in? And can someone explain the grading system?
THANKS SO MUCH! It doesn’t seem difficult to get the hang of, but as a new teacher I’m trying to understand as much as possible before day one!
Flowers from 6th grade! Oil pastel unit focusing on color.
Students first made a color wheel, value scale and intensity scale with the oil pastels to practice blending colors. We discussed how you never use the color by itself— it is always blended with something else!
I started picking different students and asked the class what colors they would blend together to make that students’ shirt. It really got them engaged and thinking about color and it helped SO MUCH when they got to their final drawings!
Teachers- what are some good “what to do when you’re done” assignments? Some students always finish super early, and you can only extend assignments so much.
This could be in an art classroom, language arts, or really anything! Any grade level!
What works well in your classroom? What do the students seem to enjoy?
Another awesome piece of artwork from one of my 6th grade students!
Students learned about line and pattern by creating their own henna tattoo designs. They LOVED this assignment and were so engaged the entire time! They just finished up another unit on color where they did oil pastel drawings of flowers.
My school and kids are AWESOME! I love teaching middle school! The kids are hilarious! (Though it seems like every day they try to ask me more and more personal questions! Which, of course, I do not answer! A kid asked me how old I was the other day and I replied, “Between 10 and 60.”)