At the beginning of each week, or new lesson, I divide my eraser board into six sections. I designate one section for each grade that I teach. I head each section by grade and the title of that week's project. Under the heading, I tape a sample of the project and list any art terms that will be used. I also list the materials needed and the steps the students must follow in order to complete the project. This saves me time from answering the question, 'What are we doing today' again and again. It gives the students a nice visual of what they will be doing for the week. My substitutes are also helped because everything is already outlined for them. All they have to do is follow the steps.