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New Semester: New Beginnings – Google Classroom, Artsonia, Sketchbooks

New Semester: New Beginnings – Google Classroom, Artsonia, Sketchbooks

Starting the second semester is in many ways like starting a brand new school year. As I welcome new classes and learn to put names with new faces, I am also establishing a foundation of communication and routines for our next five months together. Google Classroom – The first goal was to get all of my new […]

On The Day Before Thanksgiving We Traced Our Hands

On The Day Before Thanksgiving We Traced Our Hands

And made peacocks from the outline. Wait, you were expecting turkeys? Anyway, we had abbreviated classes on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving – too short to accomplish much, but long enough to accomplish a peacock. We used construction paper crayon on a nice black cover stock and they came out fantastic! Here are a few to hold […]

Initial Animals Are Up On Artsonia!

Initial Animals Are Up On Artsonia!

What started out as a one-shot-deal, easy 5th grade lesson for a substitute teacher while I was at the EdTechTeacher Innovation Summit for two days ended up evolving into so much more. The activity was to take the first initial of one’s first name and morph it with animal features and characteristics until it became […]

Fifth Grade Family Portraits On Artsonia

Fifth Grade Family Portraits On Artsonia

Just in the St. Nick of time, fifth grade family portraits have been uploaded to Artsonia for your viewing pleasure! Whether gathered around a menorah, holiday table, Christmas tree, or on the beach, students have portrayed their families in warm, welcoming environments. To begin this unit, which addresses many objectives including perspective, space, figure drawing, […]

5th Grade Family Portraits & 6th Grade Abstractions

5th Grade Family Portraits & 6th Grade Abstractions

My fifth grade students usually do their Family Portraits in the late fall so they often include holiday dinners. In rewriting my curriculum last summer, I moved the unit to late winter. Interestingly, many students still incorporated holiday dinners in their paintings, even though they were begun in February. To begin this unit, which addresses many objectives including perspective, […]

“And BOOM! Masterpiece!”

“And BOOM! Masterpiece!”

It was with such enthusiasm that Gillian Y. crafted her Artist’s Statement when she uploaded her Notan art to Artsonia last week. Notan is a Japanese concept of light and dark. Fifth grade students used sets of complementary colors to create Notan using construction paper. The process of “Painting with Scissors” they employed is modeled […]

First Artsonia Uploads Of The School Year

First Artsonia Uploads Of The School Year

It is always a milestone in the art room when the students add art to their Artsonia gallery for the first time in a new grade. Last week all of my students uploaded cropped images of the design from the cover of their portfolios that they had completed within the first weeks of school. As […]