Wednesday, October 23, 2013
My school has the BIGGEST BULLETIN BOARDS I'VE EVER SEEN!!!!! Instead of mounting the bulletin boards horisontally they mounted them side by side, vertically! They are 10 feet tall! I'm 5'3". Need I say more? I'm also 60 years old. I'm not climbing on 8'ladders anymore. Nada! My school is 8 years old this year and I have put color on top of color on my HUGE bulletin board y
Each year I teach Matisse at the end of the year to my second graders. I save it for the end of the year because the flowers are blooming in the spring and I have so many colored paper scraps that I need to use up! We talk about how Henri still contniued to cut paper even while he was in a wheel chair and how we can remain artists all of our lives. Last spring I attended a wo
Have I told you how crazy I am over Blue Dog? He is so much fun to teach with his Cajun ways and his spooky stories. My second graders love this lesson and are so successful drawing their Blue Dogs using lines and basic shapes. Here are some of the best examples from this year. Check out the Blue Dog with the swimming goggles. What will they think of next!
Hello! I recently returned to school after having foot surgery. As I walked in the back door of my school I was greeted with the finished paintings by my first graders. I was so thrilled with the results and so proud of them that they remained HARD WORKING during my time away. Enjoy! P.S. Thanks so much to my wonderful substitue teacher. I am eternally grateful!