Just finished reading two terrific post about first day activities for your classroom over on Art of Education and decided to give both a go this year. One of the post was about sharing with your students what you had done over the summer and by doing it with a video. I used Animoto to create mine as was suggested. I painted all summer and really enjoyed the process. Since I would like all my students to remain creative through the summer weeks, I thought this would be a good way to present my summer. I also linked to the Elements of Art so this will be a small review for them to jump start our year. My only wish, I could slow it down somehow.
I also created a fun test for students with questions about me. I think I will add a expectations video for students to view and I will be all set for day one in the Art Room!
Below is the revised edition. I figured out how you control the speed!