Monthly Archives: November 2010

Leia the Artist

Over the Thanksgiving holiday I traveled to Washington, D.C., New York City and Boston. In Boston I met an artist named Leia. She showed me some of her drawings. I particularly enjoyed this drawing. Leia is 6 years old. She … Continue reading

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Movable habitat

I know some amazing third grade artists. They have the ability to think in different ways. As we get older our ability to think of new ways to do things is limited. My third grade artists are studying habitats, but … Continue reading

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Landscapes, oxen and Elmer’s glue

Today the second graders finished working on a project that collaborates with their regular classroom learning. They’re learning about Westward Expansion, and so we’ve been studying landscapes (by watching clips from John Ford films) and creating covered wagons. Our main … Continue reading

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WORDS

I watched this video right before I went to sleep last night. I found it on  http://edutopia.org last night. When I got up this morning, I watched it again.  It’s like watching your own thoughts. What words did you think … Continue reading

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Falling

As the weather gets colder, the students are noticing the changes happening this morning. I find that the first and second graders are especially attentive to the changes in the air, the colors and the weather. I’ve been reading a … Continue reading

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“For a student to teach his teacher is presumptuous and rude!”

After an incredibly successful Friday (read: got to run around on the playground, teach 5th graders 1-point perspective, talk about Renaissance painters, plan a great project for next week, and make paper with 4th graders), I sent an email invite … Continue reading

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Molds and deckles

The fourth graders are studying Ancient China, and in art we’re making paper! Yesterday we worked together…actually check out the group effort here. These artists collaborate well! To test your young artist at home ask them what the following terms … Continue reading

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How would you define “slurry”?

The 4th graders today proposed themselves for paper-making. Check out these superb notes!

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