Open House is a great time to meet parents and students and set the tone for the school year. However, because it falls during that precious week before school starts, it is easy to get distracted. Avoid hosting another less than spectacular Open House by using a checklist!Read More
One of the biggest confidence boosters for me at the beginning of the year comes from having fantastic curriculum maps for EACH CLASS. They are a MUST!Read More
Here are 3 things that have helped me to organize my artroom!
Like I said last week, teaching is an AMAZING profession. There are many reasons to teach, but I've chosen my top 5 to share with you.Read More
I did not set out to become a teacher. If you had told me 20 years ago that I would be making my living as a teacher, I would have been shocked and confused. I was shy, not authoritative AT ALL, and frankly, I imagined that I was destined for "greater things". (Ouch! How little I knew.)Read More
Teaching is an AMAZING profession. It can be fulfilling, profitable, and FUN... when you have the right tools for the job! It is my goal to give first year teachers a place to go for all the things I desperately searched for during my first year of teaching. All I ask in return is, if you find the site useful, share it with other art teachers.
On day 3, students begin work on their original pastel drawings!Read More
Day 2 of the Pastels unit, students are working on skill building exercises with a little Art History mixed in.Read More
Pastels is a great way for students to explore color! Students learn to think in terms of warm and cool, and saturation and neutralization.Read More