Lessons

Easy Fall Art Projects for Elementary School

According to superstition, catching leaves in autumn brings good luck. Every leaf means a lucky month for the next year. It’s no wonder we consider magical, color-changing leaves a central part of fall art projects. I was trying to think of fun fall art projects for lower elementary students. My daughter had pulled out some […]

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Oil Crayon Project Inspired by Cordelia of Usborne Books

Researchers say the best way to improve the reading achievement of low-income children is to increase their access to print. We can’t control how many books our students have in their homes, but we can increase their exposure to print through the use of books as lesson motivation. Whether you are creating drawings, paintings, or […]

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The Day the Crayons Quit Activities and Free Printable

Are you looking for a cross-curricular lesson that can bring literacy into the art room? Or Art into the general classroom? I was inspired to create The Day the Crayons Quit activities after I happened upon this book during a trip to the Public Library. This book was an absolute gem to find and couldn’t […]

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Kindergarten Selfportrait

Allowing Kindergarteners to cut and glue may be a daunting task for many teachers. But these Kindergarten self-portraits not only address these vital skill they can give your students an authentic sense of pride in a representational artwork of themselves.

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Teaching Literacy Through Art

As I transfer over content, I created on various blogs I’ve had over the years I came across this book review and thought you wouldn’t want to miss it. The Power of Pictures, Creating Pathways to Literacy Through Art is an excellent read for any art teacher looking to strengthen their program as a core class.

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Art Teacher Rap

Motivating students is likely most art teachers top concern, and if we can do that and ingrain some important educational material then more power to us. Knowing the primary colors is the building block for students’ understanding of color theory, so how do we introduce this in a fun and engaging way with the optimal recall?

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