Kicking Off an Awesome Year in the Art Room

Teachers. We can't help ourselves. We begin summer with the best of intentions for rest and self-care. . .And, then spend a lot of it planning for the next school-year. Whether 2019-2020 is your first year in the classroom or your 30th year, I've tips, tricks, resources, and links sure to help you plan for… Continue reading Kicking Off an Awesome Year in the Art Room

Monsters Love Colors Visual Art Integration Lesson Plan

I absolutely love creating and/or personalizing new-to-me Visual Art Integration Lessons; for real. I get so excited when a colleague challenges me to include something new and/or another subject into my practice. I've found that the process of pushing myself to be inclusive of new ideas, subjects, and concepts makes my lessons more interesting, more rigorous,… Continue reading Monsters Love Colors Visual Art Integration Lesson Plan

Getting Ready for Fall: Free Art Education Templates

My school year begins (for me, the teacher) on August 2nd. I can't believe another year is ready to begin. It seems like yesterday I was writing about making torte for the cohort (and that was last summer).Some of my most popular blog posts are those in which I include copies of the templates I… Continue reading Getting Ready for Fall: Free Art Education Templates

Art Assessment for Non-Readers

UPDATE 9/2/2013:   Here is a link to my dropbox wherein all of these rubrics are located. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/y35whhxuhzg1vv4/69QIZ8hWk1Lately, I've been thinking a lot about assessment. Even though I give constant feedback and rubrics to my K-2nd grade students I always get a chorus of shocked voices (whenever I mention "grades") saying: "We get a grade in… Continue reading Art Assessment for Non-Readers