OWLS/LINES /WATERCOLOR WASH/2ND GRADE
September 30, 2013
September 28, 2013
Found out the mural had to be turned in this weekend!!! So we busted out the second side pretty quickly. I wanted it to be similar to the first side, but have more of an unstructured/structured look. So thankful for the students and teachers that joined in to make this project a reality.
September 27, 2013
Today as I walked through the office, I commented on a woman's purple spider outfit(no really...it was black with purple spiders all over). She turned around quickly to look at me and said..."DID YOU USE TO TEACH AT ROSEBANK? ARE YOU MR. E THE ART TEACHER?" I said yes(with reservation). "YOU USE TO BE MY ART TEACHER!"( ...long pause as I grab the counter in disbelief..trying to wrap my mind around this WOMAN being my former student....) Her two children walk into the office....and said "Hello Mr. E!". Their mother joyfully explained that I had been her art teacher as well. The girls looked at me in disbelief...with the look of -Mr. E must have road a dinosaur to school! OH MY..THIS IS FOR REAL..I'M TEACHING CHILDREN OF A FORMER STUDENT?!?!?! The office staff and assistant principal were in there laughin' their heads off at the whole situation. "HOW OLD ARE YOU MR. E?" asked my assistant principal.
( Apparently ....OLD...VERY VERY OLD!!!!! ) He went on to tell me that when I started teaching he was graduating high school. To which I told him to shut up & nobody liked him! ha ha (yep..that is showing how mature I am) One of the secretaries did make me feel better....she told me she thought I was in my early 30's. She's my new favorite. I do have to add....I was 23 & the elementary schools were K-6. That first group of 5th & 6th graders are all 27 & 28 yrs old now!!! If I still taught in the same part of town...I'd probably have experienced this sooner!!!! Oh my....where is my walker?!?!
September 26, 2013
I love this sign!!!!!!! Saw it in Target the other day...made me laugh!!!!!
I've shared before on my blog how I do not do holidays in my classroom. We have a large number of JW students (they do not celebrate holidays...not even birthdays)....and I don't want to make them feel excluded. So I focus on seasons! Everyone can do seasons...plus it lasts longer! A fall picture can go all the way till the end of Thanksgiving. Who wants to see a Halloween picture in Nov?!?!
HOW DO YOU HANDLE HOLIDAY ART(OR NOT HANDLE HOLIDAY ART)?!?!
September 23, 2013
It has been a slow go on the Stacked Box Mural Project!!
I've had a couple days where teachers said they'd be more than happy to send me kids to work on the mural, but then they forgot to send them. I know they are busy, but I even went as far as to remind them a couple times during the day. Oh well...slowly it is getting done!
September 21, 2013
September 20, 2013
Here is a fun project my student teacher is doing this week with my 2nd graders. They are using the Biggie Watercolor sets by Crayola. We felt this would be best as not to have the students muddy up colors in their painting by all the choices. The Biggie sets only have four colors, and Ms. G told the student to not use the red. Plus the bright colors look almost tie dye "ish"...and the brightness of the color allows the black to really have a great impact. We cut the 12x18 paper to 10x18 just to emphasis the length of branch. This project was completed in one class time.
September 18, 2013
I noticed many of our teacher getting stressed over the past couple weeks....
so I decided tooffer an after school art session. One of the teachers
had asked me if they could do the same project that my 3rd graders
had done (the Chagall / Van Gogh hybrid). I only had 4 teachers come,
but they had a great time...and that is what matters!!!
Labels: Teacher Art Night
September 17, 2013
....Little by Little....
The selected students are loving extra time in the art room painting!!!
They are doing a great job...and I'm going to need to get busy with the design for the other side in the not too distant future!!!!!!!!!
September 16, 2013
If you follow other MNPS art teachers' blogs....you may have seen
The Stacked Box Mural Project.
The Stacked Box Mural Project.
They were able to obtain sponsors for the boxes going to area schools. I had 32 boxes available to me, but only took 20(I was afraid of the time factor). They asked the art teacher to draw out the image and have the students paint it. I've only done one side so far. We'll see how quickly the kids paint it.
Here is a bit of information about the project!
September 14, 2013
AND THE FUNDS WERE RAISED!!!!!
I'm so excited, my goal was reached on Friday morning...just 17 days after I started. By this time next month, I'll be posting what all I'm using my iPad for!!!!!
I'm going to leave my campaign active until the time expires on it. Who knows..maybe more money will come in and I can get an iPad mini to allow my students to use too!!!
Last night our Title One coordinator placed it on the school facebook page...and that is how I finished up today!!! AMAZING PARENTS COMING ON TO REACH THE GOAL!!!
THANK YOU TO:
THOSE WHO CAME ON TODAY
& A PARENT THAT DID NOT GIVE THEIR NAME!
THANKS AGAIN TO THE OTHERS THAT SUPPORTED THIS CAMPAIGN:
September 13, 2013
"WHAT?!?!?! PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR ELEMENTARY ART TEACHERS?!?!
I LOVE IT...SIGN ME UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Ha ha ... I love this picture of Ms. Edwards from yesterday's PD!!! She's one of my former student teachers, and I told her I was going to put this picture up!! (hee hee...evil laugh)
Yesterday started our elementary art professional development sessions!! This year we have 6 days set aside for PD just for the elementary art teachers in our district(there are over 90 of us!!). This first installment was focused on Kindergarten Art. We had asked the teachers at our final PD day last year what they would be interested in ....and that was at the top of the list!!!! Ms. Malone & I both love Kindergarten...and found that they are who we most frequently post about!!!
We had back to back projects the whole day...and would share ideas/tips/products/supply management/classroom management/books as we worked on the different projects.
The AMAZING MS. MALONE
She & I taught the PD Day!!
This "BUBBA" fish is my fav!!! ha ha