Kaleidoscopes Inspired by Yayoi Kusama: A STEAM Project with adaptations for PK – 4th Grades

Last year, I designed a STEAM lesson wherein students build a kaleidoscope. I liked the lesson, but felt it could be more rigorous. While looking at the art of Yayoi Kusama it occurred to me that there is a natural connection between kaleidoscopes and her work. And, thus, this lesson was reborn (and I think… Continue reading Kaleidoscopes Inspired by Yayoi Kusama: A STEAM Project with adaptations for PK – 4th Grades

Visual Art Standards Matrix

After the past four years of teaching in a zero-accountability atmosphere, you can imagine this year has been a bit of a head-spin for me. Everyday, I feel like I am struggling to catch my breath. This past week was the first one wherein I felt, "Okay. I got this." And, let me tell you,… Continue reading Visual Art Standards Matrix