EDD: Tall tumblr teachers…

understand the struggles with pants.  Old Navy has some great Tall cropped ones right now (the ‘boyfriend’ ones- good weight, soft, straight leg) that are affordable and Banana Republic makes the only full length pants that I have found that are long enough and slim enough.  

Where do you all find nice long work pants (because we all know that just because they call them Talls doesn’t mean they actually are)?

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Kindergarten Art Centers

This year, I am going to do centers with my kindergartners and maybe first graders.  Because of larger class sizes this year, I think that small groups will work best.  During most classes, I’d like to have two independent rotating centers unrelated to the ongoing project and one center that is the main project where I will be spending the most time.  I have blocks, modeling clay, tissue paper, big foam alphabet stamps, and all of the usual art supplies.  Any ideas or tips for kindergarten art centers?

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First week project for the little ones (K-2)!

So simple.  On the first day, we practice coming in the room, finding seats, passing things out, turning papers in, writing name/teacher/grade on papers, and lining up!  Decorating apples can take 5 minutes or 15 depending on what the class needs, and it’s more special that coloring a normal white paper.  Some classes even had time to read a book and review colors and color mixing at the end of the block.

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msleahqueenhbic:

artfulartsyamy:

"I bet teaching Art is fun cause you don’t really have to do anything." My students’ daily agenda according to class. #arted

^This. I want to bring them all to work with me and show them…

Impressive.  Love how you have it organized and how easy it is to read.

msleahqueenhbic:

artfulartsyamy:

"I bet teaching Art is fun cause you don’t really have to do anything." My students’ daily agenda according to class. #arted

^This. I want to bring them all to work with me and show them…

Impressive.  Love how you have it organized and how easy it is to read.

Circle Painting: First day project for the big kids this week (3-5)!  I first did circle painting in grad school, which I tell my kids and show pictures.  They think it’s pretty neat that I go to school, too.

With this project, we practice using brushes after a long summer break, review how to use sponges (because- let’s face it- paint will get on the floor), and focus on clean up/end of class procedures.  It’s also a good opportunity for students to interact with their new classmates and for me to figure out the class dynamics!  The final paintings are great to display and to use to cover boards.  

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A few new things in the art classroom!

My table buckets now have numbers that represent the number of students at each table.  So, each bucket should have that number of the supplies inside.  Hopefully this will be easier than listing the materials on the board or on the bucket.  Simple.  4 pencils, 4 pairs of scissors, 4 bottles of glue, etc.

Floor dots!  This year, I will have having more transitions with my kinders and Pre-kers (officially teaching two pre-k classes!!).  Today, the pre-K teacher gave me the fantastic idea to use dot stickers for each student to sit on in the front of the classroom.  The stickers are covered with a bit of clear box tape so that they will last.

And I’m determined to keep better track of the erasers this year!  They will be returned up front at the end of every class.  Thank you tumblr teachers for the idea!

 

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pinairestudio:

Little drawings way out on the trails.
Just a few more days of summer remaining.  Teachers back Monday.  Kids back in a week.  Going to miss these weekday morning adventures. 

pinairestudio:

Little drawings way out on the trails.

Just a few more days of summer remaining.  Teachers back Monday.  Kids back in a week.  Going to miss these weekday morning adventures. 

10 Adaptive Art Tools

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For one of my grad classes, we had to come up with and share 10 low-tech adaptive art tools that a student with a disability might use. Adaptive art tools help those with disabilities enhance and sustain functional capabilities. They had to be made from cheap materials or things that we already…

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