Izzy Wheels: Connecting On An Emotional Level
December 06, 2018

Izzy Wheels: Connecting On An Emotional Level

Imagine that you own only one pair of shoes. Nothing fancy, just a plain black pair of canvas sneakers. They fit you all right and they get you where you need to go; they are perfectly functional.  “One day, you are invited to go to your friend’s birthday party. You really want to go and […]

Dreamtime Storytelling
December 11, 2017

Dreamtime Storytelling

There has always been something about Aboriginal Australian art that draws me deeply into it. Maybe it’s the raw energy I feel when viewing their dot paintings or the way that their Dreamtime stories awaken my imagination. Whatever it might be, I wanted to share my love for their artwork with my fifth-grade art students. […]

Early Finishers Who Give Back
August 08, 2017

Early Finishers Who Give Back

As art teachers, we inevitably have various students who finish their assignment before the rest of the class. There are already so many great ideas out there about what you can have those students do such as be student helpers, create at stations, or work on coloring pages. In my classroom, I like to encourage […]