Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Open House 2010

This year I welcomed parents to Open House in our brand new art room! I was very pleased to meet some of the parents. Those that stopped by the art room were able to discover what their children are working on and what type of donations the art program is looking for. (i.e. bottlecaps, plastic bottles, liquid starch, newspapers, etc.) It is going to be a fabulous year!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Teacher of the Year

Hey everyone! I was elected Teach of the Year for last year! Who gets it on their first year...but I did! Thank you Whitehouse Elementary for my award!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Project Board

In the front of the room on our whiteboard, I post our current projects and my examples. One of my favorite parts about being an art teacher is I get to create the examples and what it is each class is going to do! Some projects our classes are working on are:
  • Kindergarten: Watercolor Landscapes
  • 1st Grade: Primary Colors = Piet Mondrian Collage, Underwater Fish, Tissue Collage Windsock
  • 2nd Grade: Warm and Cool Colors = Abstract Hands, Gyotaku Fish, Warm Sun / Cool Moon, Leaf Printing
  • 3rd, 4th, and 5th: We are all creating portfolios to store our work for the year

Monday, September 13, 2010

Art No No's

Now that school is bang in swing, I thought I'd share my new board in my room. This is our art "No No's". I'm sure as art teachers or even if you are a classroom teacher, we have all encountered these. When I first put this up, most of the children did not understand what was wrong with these drawings, but after we went through each one and explained what was right and what was wrong, students now have a better understanding about what to do in art class.