Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Kids Create Art : The Dreaded Observation

Kids Create Art : The Dreaded Observation: Even though I love my principal. (Really I do!) I dread her coming in to observe me. Even though I have...

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Kids Create Art : Smart Boards? Yes Please!!

Kids Create Art : Smart Boards? Yes Please!!: Blogging two days in a row! How many days till a habit is formed? This Reflective Teaching 30-day Blogging challenge may be just the thing t...

Monday, September 1, 2014

Kids Create Art : My Goals for This School Year

Kids Create Art : My Goals for This School Year: This is day 1 of the TeachThought 30-day Reflective Teaching Blog Challenge. Woohoo! Here we go. Today's prompt? Write your goals for th...

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Friday, August 22, 2014

Kids Create Art : You will become Sherlocks, NOT Monkeys!

Kids Create Art : You will become Sherlocks, NOT Monkeys!: Week one is almost over! Eight classes to teach on this hot and muggy Friday morning and then it's the weekend! Woohoo!! This first week...

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Monday, August 18, 2014

Kids Create Art : Investigating in the Art Class

Kids Create Art : Investigating in the Art Class: Welcome back to school to all the teachers and students across the world that went back today!! I hope everyone had a wonderfully relaxing ...

Friday, August 1, 2014

Is there Math?

How can this sculpture "Four-Sided Pyramid" by Sol LeWitt incorporate math into the art room?

Last year I created challenges for students using concepts such as this. I asked them to hypothesize how many blocks were used to create a pyramid that was illustrated on a piece of paper.

What I found interesting was that rather than attempting to build the structure seen in the illustration to solve the problem, they worked in formulas. 

We can fix this in the art room! We MUST fix this!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Lighted Art

Visiting the National Gallery of Art on a hunt for more connections between Art and Science. 

Found a great installation in the tunnel that connects the east and west building by Leo Villarral called Multiverse. 

It was awesome! Beautiful and intriguing it pulled the viewer in with it's choreographed light display. A little circuitry to bring back to this years art room... and homework for me to research additional science standards to connect this amazing installation with.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Why Hide Veggies in the Art Room?

A blog dedicated to how “hiding the veggies in the art room” keeps student minds healthy and strong in the academic world. Interested in STEAM but not quite sure how to incorporate it into your classroom? Trying to find a way to mix in relevant art history into these types of lessons? Do you want to see real life classroom success stories? Then this blog has what your looking for. It's my art room and experiences... and the hope that it will help fill your art class with STEAM this and every year!