With our fifth grade sketchpad activity, students create a drawing at home and share it with the class. Student artists have a chance to offer an artist's statement describing their drawing, getting us interested in what they made. Friends in the class also have an opportunity to offer comments or questions to the artist. Respect works both ways in this activity. We show respect by listening to the artist's descriptions and by commenting with thoughtful and encouraging words.
Here is a short video of our fifth graders showing respect. For this week, we all designed an emoji in our sketchpads that best represents our personalities.