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Sketchbooks and Artsonia

Sketchbooks and Artsonia

Here it is Friday already and as I look back on the week I think two things: 1. busy 2. hot  Sketchbooks We began the week by making sketchbooks with 23″ x 35″ text paper and 15.5″ x 11.5″ cover stock. Students painted their covers last week using watered-down tempera paint applied with straws (blowing), […]

Getting It Done

Getting It Done

Mid-way through the third week-ish of school, so nine days in, we are settling in and already having meaningful experiences. Thanks to first day roll-outs of iPads, we were able to get right to work (thank you Mr. Quinn and tech crew). I have been introducing the tech components of our routines through authentic processes […]

We Remember

My thoughts on the Monday morning of the sixteenth anniversary of the attacks on 9/11/2001: As I walk through the halls of my school, the same school where I was teaching third grade on that day, I think: “We were here when it happened.” As I pass by classrooms and see the teachers with whom I shared shock […]

That Mona Obsession, Tho

As we finish up our second week of school, I’m happy to say we are all settling in to the 2017/2018 school year. My students are always curious about the collection of Mona Lisa copies and parodies on the wall by my desk. I’m told there are 48 of them at this time. I like […]

Couldn’t Make Open House?

Couldn’t make it Open House tonight? No worries at all! This is a super busy time of year and one can’t do everything! It was a pleasure to see so many parents and guardians tonight and I appreciate your stopping by to say hi and check out the art room. If you weren’t able to make […]