Thursday, March 29, 2012

Common Core Standards and SLO's

That was an image found on the latest email from NYSUT. I thought it was too humorous, unfortunately, not to use.

So what's the deal with the "Common Core?"

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Quick Cherry Blossoms

Materials:
- Pop bottles (we used the 20 oz.)
- Pink and Black Tempera Paint
- Paintbrush
- Drawing Paper

Monday, March 26, 2012

Hands With Bouquet

Materials:
- Drawing Paper
- Oil Pastels
- "Hands with bouquet" example

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Sunday Comic

During this time of the year, my desk is no way near as neat as Escher's! On to our last quarter! 

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Easter Eggs

Materials:
- Egg Tracers
- Tagboard
- Pencil
- Scissors
- Assorted Paper/ Ribbons/ Thick Yarn/ Tape
- Glue

Monday, March 19, 2012

Phases Of The Moon

Material:
- 12" x 18" Black Construction Paper
- Tape
- Q-Tips
- White & Black Tempera Paint
- Sponges
- 4 Small Paper Plates Per Child
- Scissors
- Glue

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Sunday Comic

Hello Sunshine. : - )
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

I Am Lucky For..

Materials:
- Drawing Paper
- Markers
- Pencils

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Shapes Caterpillar

Materials:
- Drawing Paper
- Tempera Paint
- Scissors
- Pencils
- Paintbrushes
- Blue, Green and Black Construction Paper
- Glue

Thursday, March 8, 2012

KONY 2012




If you haven't seen this on facebook or youtube or twitter.. or if you haven't heard about this at all, I urge you to please take the time to watch this video. It is about a half hour long, and although it is not about art or art education, it is about children and and a campaign that aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice.

What's most powerful to me, though, is the time we live in now with social media and the ability to communicate to the masses so much quicker, easier and more affective. As a blogger, along with my personal beliefs and morals, I felt compelled to share this video and pass the message along. I sincerely hope you get a chance to watch this and spread the word. 

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Sarcophagi & Mummies

Materials:
- Tagboard
- Sarcophagus Tracer
- Mummy Tracer
- Cardboard
- Scissors
- Yarn
- Masking Tape
- Pencils
- Crayons/ Markers/ Colored Pencils
- Egyptian references

Monday, March 5, 2012

Antique Glue Drawings

Materials:
- Tagboard
- Pencils
- Glue
- Gold Paint
- Shoe Polish
- Rag

Friday, March 2, 2012

District Art Show


Some highlights from our 2nd annual District Art Show. I apologize ahead of time because some of the pictures have a terrible glare from the sun shining through our giant windows, or because it was hard taking a picture through glass.