This year will be my first year teaching art (and first year EVER in Grade 8). I thought it might be fun to share some of the projects we do in our art class. This one was an idea of a co-worker - she wants everyone in the school to do their hand and we can put them up in the gym on a wall.
I love it because it is so simple that my boys (aged 3-8) did it, but it can be complex enough for Grade 8. I had them do it first in pencil, write their name somewhere, and draw something that interests them. Then fill the rest in with bright, bold colours and interesting designs.
Once they're all done, we'll laminate them and put them up in the gym, maybe on a tree or something. I'll try to post a picture of the finished product.