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positivelypersistentteach:

Dear Tumblrverse,

Before the explanation part of this post, I need to say this so it will be in posts that are shortened by a reblog: More than anything I ask that you reblog this post so that kind millionaires  more people will see it and more support can be given.   All the Amazon wishlists and blogs are linked below the read more link!

As the new school year approaches, we are obviously in denial teachers are mentally figuring out what materials we need for the school year, what will be provided by the school or families, and what we will buy with our own money as we shop sales (if it is in our budget).  Several members of our #education community on tumblr dealt with unexpected family deaths, weather disasters, or more happy (but expensive) life achievements like getting married or having a baby.  Our pockets have been hit hard, and I think you’d be surprised how much of our own money we spend on classrooms each year.

Many of us teach in areas where our students’ families cannot help with school supplies.  In fact, as I began working on this project, every teacher I contacted to include that came from a more affluent community declined being included so that classrooms in greater need could be helped.  I am in awe of the teachers in this community.  After the jump is a list of teachers and their classroom wish lists for the upcoming year.  If you are able to, please consider supporting a teacher via their wishlist.  If you’d rather make a donation to their supply fund or send a gift card, I’m sure you could contact them and they wouldn’t turn you down.   

So after the jump are the blogs and corresponding wishlists from Tumblr’s teachers — most of the educators on this list I have personally interacted with and know them to be dedicated to their students.

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Ms. Pinaire's Classroom Wish List - BLICK art materials

pinairestudio:

Lots of fun things happening at UF MA Art Ed summer studios!

pinairestudio:

Lots of fun things happening at UF MA Art Ed summer studios!

Snarky's CELEBRATION Giveaway!

thesnarkyschoolteacher:

Pretty cool thing happened to my little blog last night— I hit 600 followers!

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Woohoo! I know that may not seem like a lot to some of you, but coming from someone who has NEVER been able to commit to anything online for more than a month, this is pretty exciting to me. I love this little…

ICYMI: Penny sales this week at office stores

teachinginthemiddle:

In case you missed this post (or ignored it because who wants back-to-school the first week in July)—Psstt…this week Staples, Office Depot, and Office Max have their penny sales:

Office Depot/Office Max:

  • OD Eraser Caps 12 Pack - $0.01 (Limit 3 with Minimum $5 purchase)
  • OM Eraser Caps 25…


When I buy Sharpies, I buy 80+, but I’ll certainly take the discounts for 15!  It’s a start.  Office Depot is on my list for tomorrow!

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education PD 2014

bethechangeyouwantedu:

You should take a peek at what has been uploaded so far. Just saying, it’s pretty incredibly impressive for a group of people whom (most) have never met before.

This is such a neat idea!  I need to get caught up on the videos

the7sensesece:

Painting with everyday items!

Pictured materials:
-Paint
-Styrofoam trays
-Paper
-Strawberry box
-Soap box
-Plastic Massager
-Cups
-Can
-Race car

pre-k printmaking

feistyteacher:

Fall necklaces - pasta,foam leaves and paper leaves strung in a pattern to make a necklace

pre-k brainstorming…

feistyteacher:

Fall necklaces - pasta,foam leaves and paper leaves strung in a pattern to make a necklace

pre-k brainstorming…

The Anti-Macaroni Necklace

msleahqueenhbic:

This week’s theme at my school is “Yummy in my Tummy.” In an effort to not be tacky, I decided to have the niños make reliefs using pasta, cardboard squares and glue. Specifically, I used Wacky Mac brand because it’s cheap and comes in lots of shapes.

I think they’re becoming more comfortable…


more pre-K brainstorming… 

msleahqueenhbic:

Seed Reliefs (PreK 4’s)

Materials:

Bird Seed

Various packs of seeds

White Glue

Cardboard

Glue brushes

This lesson was really fun, but so messy. In the future, I’d want to give each student those aluminum roasting trays to catch the stray seeds.

It was interesting to see how the students chose to interpret the materials. Some immediately sorted them into categories, others used them to make shapes like I did in one of the demos. Others (the “young” 4’s) basically played with glue and experimented with dumping large amounts of seeds on at once. 


Really starting to think about my possible pre-k program and my goals.  So far, I’ve been thinking about play, exploration, fine motor skills, textures, and fun :) 

Yet, a teacher’s complaining abut the students’ characteristics is like a chemist complaining about the physical properties of elements. The students are who they are now.

Olivia Gude

Started my Master’s today, and this stuck out from an article called Playing, Creativity, Possibility from a March 2010 Art Education magazine. Interesting read!

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Gude <3

artofprep:

This is my life.

artofprep:

This is my life.

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Making new decorations for my window line next year!

Our theme is “Safari”, and while I enjoy school themes, sometimes it is difficult to incorporate into the art classroom.  When I was at Michael’s the other day, I came up with the perfect solution that fits with the theme and still allows my classroom to be bright and cheerful.

I found the wrapping paper at Michaels for $1.50 a roll (and cheaper with the teacher discount).  I made the triangles from old watercolor paper and used spray adhesive to adhere the wrapping paper.  Easy!  Hope it holds up well and I can use this method with other themes in the future. 

Interview Tips for Teachers

everyfiredies:

Today, I was on my third interview panel in the last week, so I thought I’d give some advice. It’s weird being on a panel, though it’s not stressful like interviewing is, I realize. It’s weird to think that you can learn so much about a person in 30 minutes.

Here’s what I’ve…

leah-adventuresinteachingart:

Name art through the last few days of school #artteacher #artsed (at Two Rivers Public Charter School)

leah-adventuresinteachingart:

Name art through the last few days of school #artteacher #artsed (at Two Rivers Public Charter School)

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