Mrs. Alice Gentili

Sketchbooks and ZoneDoodles

Sketchbooks and ZoneDoodles

“Fostering thinking requires making thinking visible. Thinking happens mostly in our heads, invisible to others and even to ourselves. Effective thinkers make their thinking visible, meaning they externalize their thoughts through speaking, writing, drawing, or some other method. They can then direct and improve those thoughts. Visible Thinking also emphasizes documenting thinking for later reflection.” […]

RESPECT: One Rule Fits All

RESPECT: One Rule Fits All

Respect is what I want from you Respect is what I need Respect is what I want Respect is what I need – Otis Redding Last week I was cleaning out the art department storage area at school and came upon the pieces from a collaborative art project from long ago – probably during the 2006/2007 […]

Couldn’t Make It To Open House?

Couldn’t Make It To Open House?

Couldn’t make it Open House this week? 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 Wednesday night and I appreciate your stopping by to say “hi” and check out the art room. If you weren’t able […]

International Dot Day 2018

International Dot Day 2018

In the Miscoe Hill 5/6Art room we have had a blast creating dots and watching them come to life using the Quiver app on iPads. Why create dots? Because of the book The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. Here is a narrated video of the story: We colored in templates made by Quiver and then used the […]

We Remember 2001-2018

We Remember 2001-2018

“No more hurting people – Peace” – Martin Richard My thoughts this Tuesday morning on the seventeenth anniversary of the terrorist 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 […]

Managing Classroom Management

Managing Classroom Management

“When I was a teacher, I’d walk into the classroom. I stood at the board. I was the man. I directed operations. I was an intellectual and artistic and moral traffic cop, and I – and I would direct the class, most of the time.”  Frank McCourt Believe me, I know I’m showing my age […]

A Time to Plan, A Time to Reflect on 2017/2018

A Time to Plan, A Time to Reflect on 2017/2018

“To everything (turn, turn, turn) There is a season (turn, turn, turn) And a time to every purpose, under heaven A time to build up, a time to break down A time to dance, a time to mourn A time to cast away stones, a time to gather stones together” – Pete Seeger (Ecclesiastes) “A […]