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Jan 14, 2013

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A Choice Board for the Elementary Art Room

I recently wrote an article about how to use a choice board with middle school students. I’m here today to show you an elementary art history choice board. This art history choice board was created for students to use if they finish an art project before the class is ready to start the next project.

Elementary Choice Board The choice board is attached to a bulletin board in the back of the classroom. Use a Rubbermaid container for each activity. Label each one with the image that matches the multiple intelligences and the name of the activity inside. Students can go over to the choice board and pick an activity and a Rubbermaid. Since there are two activities for each square, you have the option to put one or two activities in each container. These activities are intended to be independent, additional activities for students to work on once they complete their art projects.

Have you ever used a choice board in your classroom?

What other topics would you like to see in a choice board? I love to hear your ideas!

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  • http://www.theartofed.com/ Heather Crockett

    I love this idea, especially since it is linked to different learning styles! If you filled in the middle, you could have students complete one row (like tic-tac-toe) throughout the course of the semester or year. That might push them outside their comfort zone just a bit.

    • Charmaine Boggs

      The tic-tac-toe idea would be a clever way to engage the more competitive members of the class, too. I really like both the elementary and middle school choice board ideas. Not sure when I’ll get something like this up and running in my classroom, but do like the possibilities!

    • http://www.theartofed.com/ Cassidy Reinken

      I also love the idea of tic-tac-toe also!

  • Nancy Hardy

    I like this idea as well. It would be a good resource for students who complete assignments early, “I’m done, now what do I do?” An addition could be a technology piece. Researching an artist on the computer and/or creating an artwork related to an artist/genre in Paint or any other computer art program.