Thursday, August 29, 2013

Fifth Graders use Word Foto

The Fifth Graders have started their WordFoto selfies!  It may take us a few classes to get around to everyone (we are sharing 2 iPads), but they are off to a pretty good start!

Check out my WordFoto! Check out my WordFoto! Check out my WordFoto!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

First Kindergarten Project at ME!

When I saw this 'first day' lesson on The Art of Ed, I knew I wanted to try it.  It really gave me some good insight into different students' fine motor skills and thought processes. 

That's my own daughter in front, hamming it up during class. 
 She said that her person was a "clown robot."

This little artist created his man upside-down.

She decided to give her person feet!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Where do ideas come from?

We had a great discussion about how we come up with our best ideas- the kids did a great job sharing their ideas about ideas....

They created an 'idea bank' for their portfolio.  They can refer to it when they are stuck, or jot down new ideas if they can't get to them right away.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Ready or not.......

This room is ready to ROCK! 

It has tables ready for some amazing kids...
A desk that already has piles starting... 
Evidence of my dorkiness... 
Materials ready for some art-making...
More materials ready for more artmaking...
Even the glue sponges seem to like it here!
Ready for a Brand New School Year!!!!