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Oopsigami

Do you notice anything significantly different in the picture below?

My 1st graders are studying different countries.  After talking about Japan, we did an origami lesson.   501 more words

Education

Celebrate Oops!

A while ago I shared one of my favorite books for supporting students in risk taking, Beautiful Oops. While the book focuses on the beauty that can follow artistic “oops” experiences, it also can spur discussions of successes that can follow all manner of not-so-successful efforts. 175 more words

Lesson Ideas

Failure

Sometimes you plan and plan and plan, and your plans bomb.  Those days are disappointing and frustrating.  They are also the best days for learning.  It is hard to remind yourself of what you learn from failure, especially in the moment.   241 more words

Books!

Beautiful Oops

Something I quickly learned when working with the Kindergarten classes, is that they are very disappointed when they make a mistake within their artwork. On my first day of painting, a student accidentally used orange instead of yellow and cried the rest of class. 284 more words

Kindergarten

Beautiful Oops

Sometimes, like the main character in The Dot, we are paralyzed by the worry that we can’t do something well enough.  And other times, we try to do something well and are devastated when it doesn’t go the way we planned.   156 more words

Education

Rainbow and Sun Room's 1st Day of Art

For their first art class, the Rainbow and Sun Room children learned about the art room rules, procedures, organization, and expectations. They were each given a sheet of paper with an “Oops!” (a random line drawn with black marker). 105 more words

Star Room, 1st Day of Art

For their first art class, the Star Room children learned about the art room rules, procedures, organization, and expectations. They were read the story “Ish” by Peter H. 106 more words