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Showing posts from July, 2014

Popular Bulletin Boards

Did you know that Art teachers have other school jobs besides just teaching art?  One of my responsibilities is the display areas in the main hallway on my campus. I have this huge board outside my classroom door that is usually my first display of the school year.  Last year our District theme was "Be Bold Be Bright"... so I added the Art part.  This summer I added our Statues of Liberty. (but forgot to take a picture of it on the board) Below are some of my favorites from years past.  You might wonder why I would spend this 100 degree Saturday in Texas writing a blog post.  (Yes, it's the first 100 degree day this summer) anyway..... I was motivated when I discovered last night that the I am an Artist board was  listed on BuzzFeed this week! Nothing like a little attention to make my day.  This Kandinsky displayed 1st grade lesson is my most popular post, and displayed on the same wall space that has brought  a lot of traffi

Patriotic Art

4 more days of Summer School. Whoo Hoo!  One of the benefits of teaching in the summer is fun Patriotic art lessons.  Another perk is teaching with fellow art teachers on the same campus.  This summer I am lucky enough to work with one of my best friends, Mari.  This is her super cool firework sculpture lesson that she taught to her  kindergarten student's today.  The directions for this lesson is based on the lesson I do with my students when we make Mother's day flower sculptures which is  here . Instead of using one sheet of 12 x 18 paper,  they used two patriotic colored papers, putting one inside the other after folding and cutting.  (She did the stapling) Mari had a buffet of materials for them to pick from and to bedazzle their firework sculpture.  The little guys twisted, folded, glued and stuck on many sparkling items.  They were super excited to take these home today. I really think this would be a great lesso