Artroom

Special Visitor This Week

Special Visitor This Week

We were lucky to have a special visitor this week. Jacob Ginga, a pre-service Art Education major at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, joined us on both Tuesday and Wednesday to observe our middle school art room in action. Mr. Jake was lucky enough to be in our classroom during clay week, which is a lot like […]

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 […]

Artsonia and International Dot Day

Artsonia and International Dot Day

My class lists are pretty much finalized now, so I have uploaded them to Artsonia. Artsonia is an online gallery created for art teachers by art teachers. Please visit the Miscoe Hill gallery at Artsonia to see some of the 1500 images of student work that were uploaded last year. Now that Artsonia has all of my […]

Back-To-School: Day Two

Back-To-School: Day Two

Day two is already over so we must really be back at school! It is great to see the kids again and to meet all the new fifth graders. So far everything has been running smoothly and going according to plan. The heat and humidity have been a challenge. Hopefully we’ll all enjoy continued summer […]

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 […]

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. […]

Better Paper = Less Ironing

Lately I have been spending a lot of time ironing artwork to flatten it out. Note to self: Buy better paper next year! Artwork by Jordan R.