Wednesday, 26 September 2012

What Do You Need?

How can I create a caring, nurturing environment for all of my students while meeting their individual needs? Through art and writing of course!

Each student received four individual squares of paper to represent their needs of fun, belonging, freedom and power. Newspaper clippings, pictures from magazines, photographs and clipart were assembled on each square using a collage technique.
All four squares were then grouped together to make one solid piece. Students enjoyed sharing their artwork with each other, noting similarities and differences. 

I decided to give each student a survey to determine which was his or her most dominant need. We placed our results on a central chart and noticed our classroom needs were quite balanced.

The survey results also helped generate a topic for writing. Students expressed why this need was so important to them and shared how they displayed this on their collage.


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