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Teaching Art from the Hip and Heart

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Bulletin Board for First Weeks of School

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Whole School Den Banners

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Best Sub Plan Ever

We all know how sub plans are the bane of a teacher’s life.   Continue reading “Best Sub Plan Ever”

Third Grade Makes An Art Installation

Okay, I will admit it.  I had ulterior motives when we did this weaving project. Yes, I had a bag of over 500 compact discs I needed to get rid of.  And a blank wall just screaming for art. Continue reading “Third Grade Makes An Art Installation”

Making Thinking Visible

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Anatomy of a Lesson

Recently, as I stapled artwork into a wall for a bulletin board display, a fellow teacher stopped by to chat. He looked at the art and pointed to one of the pieces.  He then said, “See, now this kid has a natural ability.  This other one doesn’t.  You can tell that this person is going to be more artistic, they have this ability at an early age.”  Continue reading “Anatomy of a Lesson”

Continue reading “New Art Room Inspires”

Every year for the past three years, I’ve made a whole school bulletin board message to get our year started.   Continue reading “Collaboration and Community Building”

End of Year Art Shows

After teaching art for four years, there is one thing that has remained constant – the End of Year Art Show.  How do you showcase over 650 students’ masterpieces in a small space and small moment in time? IMG_5686

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