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07
Mar 2019
Art On The Go!

The fourth-grade students at Loesche Elementary School were engaged in a lively discussion about modes of transportation and their function and purpose. The conversation led to their exciting observations of the many visually intriguing trucks that the children have seen on the local streets and highways. They collaboratively concluded that trucks can be large, moveable […]

04
Feb 2019
Erase Me!

Oh, how I love Facebook! OK, this sounds like the beginning of a Dr. Seuss book. But I really do like it, plus I love that art teachers are always willing to share their ideas, lessons and photos. I won’t lie, I got this project from a post I saw a few months ago and […]

Mirroring, Heather Hanson Style

I love incorporating opportunities for teamwork and collaboration into my curriculum at all grade levels. It’s important to structure activities that foster social-skill building along with creative and critical thinking. For the past few years, my fourth-graders have worked together to create digital sculptures that are inspired by the work of Rachel Beach (May 2018 issue, […]

Experimenting with Chalk: Vibrant Reptiles

This is one of my favorite lessons for introducing chalk. I have found that there are some students who have a difficult time using this color media. It can be a very messy medium, but if blended properly, can produce some striking effects. I have taught this to grades 2–5. If your science teacher discusses […]