- Students self-monitor
- Class leaders
- Announcement of class winners
- Smelly maker
- Winners posted on art room door, including a graph of the colors and weeks.
- Trade-in rainbows for greens to remove yellow and oranges.
- Overlooked Ms. Steven class. My mistake. Special announcement and two packages of Smelly markers to compensate them for the unspeakable oversight.
- Line up to use sinks. Modeled how to do this with all 22 classes and with the help of students
- An on the sixth week the rainbow was born
- Grades, attention and behavior all changed for the better with the Challenge
- Motivate students with positive praise, take photos of them working, post on my Ms. Bird website, post students’ working and artwork on GES ART Facebook page, hang artwork in school, SAU office and Dover Library
- The little thing: hearing that all the students wanted to use clay. I didn’t have it in my budget so I applied for the Mini Grant. Now all the students can use clay, albeit air-dry clay, for at least one project per year for the next several years.
- Learn to draw books. Again, this is with the money the PTA gives to every teacher for the year. It isn’t a ton of money but I’m able to purchase special How to Learn Drawing books with these funds. I am well into my third year of teaching and I have complied quite a little library, which I will continue to add to every year.