Not only does this lesson plan come complete with materials and a vocabulary list, but it also has a reflection section. I find that adding a reflection element encourages a deeper level of creative and critical thought.
This documentary really struck a chord with me. As an art teacher, I’ve always known what the cost of materials are. The ability to take other ‘non-art’ objects and turn them into creative materials provides a way to keep kids creative without the added cost. Seeing how a creative reuse center works and how it can help a real classroom is priceless.
What I love about this the list is the true creativity. Recycling scrap paper is kind of a no-brainer, but this list adds in so many ways to reuse other types of everyday items. I could see printing this page and posting it in the classroom as a constant reminder.