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SHARPENED PENCILS, POUNDED CLAY

Teaching Art from the Hip and Heart

Self-Portraits Are Eye-Opening

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Discovering our Inner Sandra Silberzweig

Browsing through Pinterest one day, I found this post:

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And I got so excited!  I had never heard of Sandra Silberzweig before.  If you haven’t you are in for a treat. Continue reading “Discovering our Inner Sandra Silberzweig”

Kindergarten and College Entrance Exams

This is probably the hardest lesson I’ve taught for Kindergarten: the snowman.  You think it’s going to be easy, but it turns out this was quite challenging.  Who knew?

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Kindergarten Kids Have Crazy Hair

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Model Magic Color Wheel Fun

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Rainbow Fish, Never Give Away Your Sparkles!

For the past four years, I’ve been teaching kinders how to create the Rainbow Fish.  Saw it on the Internet, I’m sure, and thought, “Gee, this looks fun.”  I’ve read all the Rainbow Fish books, including, Rainbow Fish and the Big Blue Whale, Rainbow Fish to the Rescue, etc.  All the Rainbow Fish books, EXCEPT for the first one.  And let me tell you, the story sucks.  Continue reading “Rainbow Fish, Never Give Away Your Sparkles!”

Bees and Printmaking

Last year I collaborated with the second grade team when they worked on their insect unit in science.  They studied beetles so we made beetles using glue, metallic paint, and chalk.  This year, I wanted to do something similar.  Maille, my hall neighbor, and good friend, suggested I do something with bees and hexagons.  Boom! An idea was sparked.   Continue reading “Bees and Printmaking”

Wacky Birds

This lesson was only supposed to take one day.  But it was so fun, it took three.  Continue reading “Wacky Birds”

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