Illuminated Letters

This is our take on Illuminated letters. The fifth grade students started by creating a theme and discussing symbols or objects they could draw to represent the theme....

First Grade Superheroes

This lesson was an interesting experiment. Before showing or telling the students what we would be working on I went around the room and we talked about "things"...

Watercolor Goose

As I get closer and closer to my due date for baby Lily I am finding that thinking of new and creative lessons is getting HARD! This is why...

Picasso Hearts

My first year teaching I came across Painted Paper and immediately thought "Holy Moley she's a genius!" I love the texture and variety paint provides to paper and...

Recycled Book Cats and Dogs

This is one of my favorite projects ever! I do it every year and I always love the results. Five years ago I came across an image on Pinterest...

Chalk Pastel Frogs

Grabbing and maintaining a 5th graders attention is probably one of the more difficult aspects of this job to me. They are at such an interesting age and...

Art Club Update

I have not been able to do quite as much with Art Club this year as I normally would, which is very sad. There have been more field...

Sub work!

As I said in the last post it has been a busy two weeks around here. After days off for Professional Development and MLK day I also had...

Professional Development

Whew it has been a crazy two weeks! During the first week the internet was being awfully spotty in my classroom and I had the hardest time uploading...

Printed Eiffel Towers

As we were preparing to leave for the Christmas break I needed a one day activity that would really catch the third graders attention. I came across this...

Paul Klee Cats and Dogs

I first saw this lesson on Splats, Scraps, and Glue Blobs by Theresa Gillespie two years ago and loved it! I had one of those moments where you...

Quick Winter Trees

This was a fun one day project I did with the Kindergarten classes this year. I saw it originally on Art with Mrs Lopez and loved the simplicity of...