Wood Collage and Painting

Four our wood collage project we used reclaimed wood from an old fence that I picked up in my neighborhood, white glue, and wooden shapes and foam shapes from Discount School Supplies. Usually I encourage the kids to get their squeezing ya-yas out and go for the gusto...

Art & Literacy: Dr. Seuss Fish

I love Dr. Seuss because he’s witty, creative, and fills the imagination with as many goofy illustrations as fanciful word plays and rhymes. To wrap up our three week session of Art & Literacy I introduced Dr. Suess through the first nine pages of “One...

Celebrating Spring: Accordion Garden Collage

Thank you Make and Takes for such a successful spring project! The first step to the accordion garden was to draw on pre-cut flowers with oil pastel. Prior to the start of class I prepared three different shapes and sizes of flowers using scissors and a flower punch....

Celebrating Spring: Salt Dough Animal Impressions

Story telling has been an increasingly regular part of my curriculum. I use books as tools for communicating themes and abstract concepts that tie into the project of the day. Stories and illustrations help children tune in deeper and enable them to grasp ideas that...

Self Portraits

Drawing self portraits was an incredible experience. You could almost see light bulbs turning on. The room was bright with energy and creativity. It was great to observe students who are usually drawn to sensory play push themselves with control and focus and follow a...