Welcome Winter with Snow People at Night
November 07, 2018

Welcome Winter with Snow People at Night

Here is a lesson that combines reading, learning about authors/illustrators, value painting and clay sculpture. My first-graders totally love this lesson. Say “Hello” to winter with the help of these charming snow people! FIRST, GET THE BOOK Snowmen at Night, by Caralyn and Mark Buehner, and read this beautiful story to your students. Show them the […]

Not Just Pieces of Wood
October 08, 2018

Not Just Pieces of Wood

There is no better time than during the elementary school years to begin cultivating compassion and respect for all people, past and present. Art endures, merging the histories of diverse cultures. When we guide students in their application of visual thinking strategies, we ask them to consider an artwork or an artist’s methods and reasoning. […]