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Mr. Zip

This summer I’ve had three classes that I meet with once a week on Thursdays. The preschool art group has been the class that I’ve enjoyed the most and that I really look forward to.  I’ve had a core group … Continue reading

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Shout out to Teacher Tom

  I belong to  an online professional learning community of choice based art educators called TAB (teaching for artistic behavior).  We share our successes and challenges. We share cool ways of doing things in the art studio like putting a … Continue reading

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A lot of bang for my buck!

This past November I bought myself a die press because my students and I love textured paper and the die press enables us to make our own. The machine was on sale at a significantly reduced price on Black Friday, … Continue reading

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Fall Whirlwind

In September I had thought that I might be able to post weekly in my blog.  At this point…I’m lucky to be getting in a post for October.  Last Thursday night I had written a lengthy post and was editing … Continue reading

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It really is the process!

Today I met the kindergarteners that I will be working with once a week for the entire school year.  The morning group was fresh and eager.  We began by looking at a reproduction of a Matisse painting (Red Interior, Still … Continue reading

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Because I’m the Mess Fairy!

Why do I spend three hours preparing for a batik activity with students?  Why do I haul boxes of art supplies around in my van from one school site to the next?  Why do I find my  hands covered in … Continue reading

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Permission

A couple of weeks ago I brought some Crayola Model Magic to class for my kindergarten students.  They had a ball mixing colors, rolling it, making balls, and creating little creatures like snails and snakes.  They thought it felt marshmallowy. … Continue reading

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