Monthly Archives: April 2012

Thinking outside the lunchbox!

One of my favorite books that I discovered recently and have been sharing with my students is Nina Laden’s Roberto Insect Architect (2000).  As a boy Roberto, a termite, plays with the wood he is given to eat and creates towers.  His … Continue reading

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Huts to you!

  Today was the first day of a new quarter in the homeschool program I teach in on Wednesdays.  I didn’t sleep well, as new classes always seem to set me to worrying if I’ve got all my materials organized and … Continue reading

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Bridges, Blueprints, and Spires

Since I read Building Structures with Young Children by Chalufour and Worth I have been trying to implement some of their suggestions.  I’ve been starting our class with a meeting in which we look at photos from the previous week’s … Continue reading

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On Becoming a Block Head

As a child I loved playing with blocks.  I distinctly remember one of the highlights of kindergarten was playing with unit blocks, and at my grandparents’ house I had a set of colorful, wooden blocks to build towers with.  I … Continue reading

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National Art Ed Assoc Conference in New York

On February 29th I flew on the red eye to New York City to attend the NAEA conference.  I had an incredible time attending presentations, connecting with art teacher friends, and walking around Manhattan.  I felt like I had the … Continue reading

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