Monthly Archives: March 2011


This is the week of the Operas! We finished painting our scenery, and we’re gearing up for a unit on stories and storytelling. We just started working with a high school on an American Indian reservation. I’ll be visiting that … Continue reading

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Talk to Me…

Wow! So a colleague emailed me a link to this website: I clicked on it. I chose Uffizi gallery. I looked at some art CLOSE UP. I was inspired, went home and started to paint. So tell me, talk … Continue reading

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American Art-landscapes

Goal: Project: Three important ideas to America in the 1800’s;¬†discovery, exploration, and settlement. Week 1 (14-18 March) DISCOVERY – Lesson about expectations and abilities – Prep paper, drawing boards and pencils.¬†Go outside and draw the landscape. 18 March 2011 So … Continue reading

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Project dates: 7 March-28 March. Due 30 March 2011. Goal: Create inspired idea journals based on concepts learned from study of traditional African art. Characteristics of African art: Art has to do with almost every aspect of life. There is … Continue reading

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“But you’re a vegetarian…”

On Friday I was snacking on some salsa and celery sticks. It was the end of the day, I needed a little boost. So while the 4th graders finished their projects, I munched. One student asked me, “What are you … Continue reading

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