Thursday, August 29, 2013

The Dot

Not sure what to do with your Kindergartners the 1st week of art....what about making a dot!?!?!  "The Dot" by Peter H. Reynolds is one of my favorittes. I read it to all K classes and every student made their own special dot framed in "swirly gold" just like in our story.  Each dot is so unique, just like my new students! I am excited for how the school year has begun. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

a little happy

One of the things I love about my school the most is the permanent art that we have on display here. Our cow now lives in the outdoor classroom garden. He makes me happy every time I see him! When I pause to think about permanent works that I have created with my students lots of fun memories come to mind.  Have you created any permanent pieces at your school? Share the links in comments - we would love to see. Here are a few of mine below:

Recycled bottle Chihuly sculpture

Keith Haring wood sculptures

Domino Mona Lisa (I need a better pic of this!)

 Stuart Davis Installations

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Wordle Wall

Welcome back! It is hard to imagine that it is already the 2013-2014 school year. I am excited to be back and I am recommitting myself to the blog this year. When I logged on and realized my last post was in November I was shocked. We did so many great things last year in "The Crayon Lab"! Reflecting back, I know exactly why I stopped blogging, and hopefully this year will be different. 

There is a lot of newness here this year. I am trying to embrace it with excitement, but it's a challenge. One thing that has not changed is my love of technology. This years word wall is a "wordle" wall! Do you know Wordle? If you don't you need to check it out. It is a fun and easy way to create a word cloud. I use them in my PPTS, handouts, and projects!