Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Summer Job

Everyone should have the summer off to create. 

I think we'd be a better society for it, and not just because we'd all be more relaxed. 
I have found several ways to keep busy this month and it's looking like I won't even be able to finish all of my projects, which is what Saturdays will be for this fall. I've been working on my painting of course:

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The CIRCUS is in town!

The last week of school was quite busy but we had enough time and left over construction paper scraps to create some circus animals!!
While the younger students made elephants the older kids took a crack at drawing a horse in motion. They did an amazing job! Check out the results after the jump~

Monday, June 13, 2011

Sketch book love

The year is coming to a close and while I was preparing for our exhibition I came across some interesting  sketchbook entries from my primary students. I'm never sure exactly what influences their drawings but I know the video games and cartoons play a role. 

Monday, June 6, 2011


So here are some of the results of this project.  I loved this fun project, the kids reaction to dripping paint as tentacles was right out of a magic show! 

Friday, June 3, 2011

Deeper Thinking

This week I read an EdWeek article here about 'Asking the right questions' in the classroom. This article speaks to gaining deeper meaning from a discussion instead of simply regurgitating answers.

I prefer using Bloom's Taxonomy while teaching art history/appreciation and the authors of this article provide some great examples of prompts and teaching behaviors that will elicit more valuable thinking and responding by students.

"When effective questioning is commonplace in the classroom, students grow more confident in evaluating how new information connects with what they already know. "
Elizabeth Stein

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