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31 Days of the Every Day Matters Challenge!

31 Days of the Every Day Matters Challenge!

Wow! I cannot believe that 31 days have passed since we started the Every Day Matters Challenge! At first it seemed daunting to commit to a a sketch a day, but now I am in the groove and look forward to it. As part of a 1:1 iPad initiative school, we are using iPads in […]

Welcome to Art Class…During the School Day and After School!

I’m so glad I have been at school the past two days to welcome my new students to their first day of art class. I am feeling so much art enthusiasm from these kids! I have modified my usual first day activities to conserve my voice and breath due to my present asthma issue. All […]

clay! Clay!! CLAY!!!

“Good morning!” Wavy Gravy adjusted the microphone. “What we have in mind is breakfast in bed for 400,000.” There is no better way to date oneself than to quote something from the epic event that was Woodstock. But substitute in the word “clay” for “breakfast” and that’s the phrase that kept running through my mind […]

Beam me up, Scotty…

Beam me up, Scotty…

Three days ago our friend Mona Lisa was beamed up to the moon by NASA. Here is an excellent video by NBC News to explain the “how and why”:

Too Many Snowflakes Part II

On Wednesday, December 19, 2012 I posted the blog entry Snowflakes for Sandy Hook. I was still reeling from the tragedy in Newtown, CT just 5 days before. Like everyone else, I desperately wanted to do something to make sense of this, to contribute somehow to make it all better. I had seen the PTA […]

My Wish Came True!!!!!

My Wish Came True!!!!!

WOW!!!! We were just given an IPEVO Point 2 View USB Document Camera! Given = For Free! A week ago I submitted a wish story to Wishpool and my wish came true! My wish story: Hi, this is Mrs. Gentili, asking for the IPEVO Point 2 View Document Camera to help my middle school art students learn. […]

Good News

I am putting together a fairly large post on the clay work we have been doing which I hope to post tomorrow, so this is just a short post with good news. As you know, we have a busy school gallery on Artsonia. When I first opened the account, I was challenged to upload 200 […]