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We Give Thanks…

We Give Thanks…

“Give Thanks”, say all these fabulous cards from the sweet girls in Brownie troop 11592 who visited the art room recently to learn about Pottery and earn their pottery badge. I love all the notes and the special messages placed upon them. This is the season of Thanksgiving and today I am thankful for all […]

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday!

As always, this week – conference week – has been a busy week! I took some time yesterday to install and calibrate our new interactive whiteboard, which is a tool that works with the projector, computer, and document camera to make our projection screen behave like a SmartBoard. We can thank IPEVO and their Wishpool […]

Pink Minions (A New Species of Minion)

Pink Minions (A New Species of Minion)

It wasn’t meant to go as far as it went. I needed a quick activity to leave for a substitute teacher when I was off-site at a workshop. Most art subs are not trained in art, so I try to leave simple yet engaging plans. Little did I know the activity would take on a […]

Conference Week

My office hours for conferences will be on Thursday from 12:30 until 2:30 in room #317. Stop in and say “hello” if you have a moment. We are looking forward to seeing you…

THIS PROJECT IS FULLY FUNDED! WE’RE GETTING A 3D PRINTER!!!

We are so close to getting a 3D printer for the classroom and school district! The manufacturer of the 3D printer, Makerbot, launched an initiative on Tuesday to pair with crowd source funders, DonorsChoose, to put a printer in every school. I wrote the DonorsChoose project request on Tuesday night and was notified today that […]

We Are Makers and We Need Your Help!

We Are Makers and We Need Your Help!

We are so close to getting a 3D printer for the classroom and school district! The manufacturer of the 3D printer, Makerbot, launched an initiative on Tuesday to pair with crowd source funders, DonorsChoose, to put a printer in every school. I wrote the DonorsChoose project request on Tuesday night and was notified today that […]

New After-School Enrichment Offerings

New After-School Enrichment Offerings

I’m happy to roll out the Enrichment classes I’ll be offering after school for session 2. The first is Cool Coil Clay, which be held on Tuesdays: Cool Coil Clay – Cool coil clay artists will use clay noodles or snakes to create many functional items such as mugs, bowls, and sculpture. Learn this creative […]