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Wall Decorations: An Art Teacher's Perspective

Form and Function

In one of my previous posts, I highlighted Dr. Patricia Tarr’s challenging questions about room layout and wall displays. After taking some time to digest her comments, I wanted to post a few of my thoughts regarding the implementation of her comments in my art space. 992 more words

1st Grade

Wednesday Squares

On quest of beauty I rode far

with dreams for a guide and a falling star

a leaping stag, a golden bee

I found you under a wishing tree.

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Wacky Face Masks-Adapted Art Lesson

Each week I work with two small groups of students that come to me from our schools autism center. I have two different groups-one includes students from kindergarten to second grade aged, and the other is third through sixth grade aged. 238 more words

Art Education

Express Yourself- Paper Mask Sculptures

I have four third grade classes this year and each class is at a completely different stage of the paper sculpture mask unit we have been working on due to two-hour delays, federal holidays, and snow days. 871 more words

Art Education

Ceramics Lessons and Management Tips

This week was a Ceramic-stravaganza! Check out my favorite ceramics lessons and management tips posts in the links below:

Ceramics Lessons

 Ceramic Zoo Animals & Paper Habitats… 39 more words

Art Education

Ceramics Management Tip: Glaze Storage & Distribution

IN our county many elementary art teachers use paint stations at each table to manage tempera paint. I thought the idea of a station where students have access to multiple colors of glaze would be useful, so I created these small glaze trays for each of the tables in my classroom. 398 more words

Art Education

Ceramics Lesson: Imaginative Model Homes

I borrowed this lesson from a fellow art teacher in our county- Ashley Birkmaier. While discussing mixed results of ceramics and my worries over the coming ceramics art assessment, Ashley shared some photos of student examples of an imaginative home lesson she had written. 250 more words

Art Education