Teaching Art from the Hip and Heart

Bulletin Board for First Weeks of School

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Whole School Den Banners

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I did this lesson back in October and have previously posted it under Fall with Kindergarten (last year); however, I think it deserves a revisit. The main thing I did differently on this was a thinking routine.  This routine is “I used to think/Now I think.” Continue reading “Thinking Routines and Spiders”

Van Gogh’s Sunflowers

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I love YouTube.  For many reasons.  I get to watch SNL skits that I wouldn’t get to see here in my land of sand.  I get to workout with trainers for five minutes at a time and turn them off when I’m done.  But, my number one reason for YouTube: free education.  Continue reading “Printmaking with YouTube”

My First Teaching Experience with Adults – GASP!

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Calligraphy Fun

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Self-Portraits Are Eye-Opening

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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”

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