Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Live Binders

the other day the Teaching Palette had a post on Live Binder. This is a FREE site that helps you organize your web finds. Usually I find great sites with ideas that I want to remember. I find things I would use personally like good recipes or ideas for my home. Professionally I find lesson plans that I want to remember and use. I used to just add them to my favorites or make a file in word, but not anymore. Now I use live binder. I just started last night, but I put a few lesson plans in that I want to refer back to. I need to go back an organize them by elements, or by grade level, but it is a start :).

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Loving my finds online!!

When I left teaching 7 years ago, the Internet and art education was is not what it is today. Today we have lots of very nice bloggers that share ideas. I have found some great art educators that have terrific ideas and lessons. They can be found on my sidebar. These teachers have inspired me to teach their lessons.

Owl Painting done by my second graders. This one is from Deep Space Sparkle . The Dancing Skeleton's (seen above the Owl Paintings) was a lesson that I created. This was a one day project that the kids had lots of fun with.
Another lesson that I found on Deep Space Sparkle was the Rouault Royals . This is a fantastic lesson and the students were very into it. It did take four 45 minute classes to complete but the it was worth it!!


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Check out this lesson...

http://katieweymouth.blogspot.com/2009/04/playful-playgrounds.html

I am all over this one. I have to work thisone into my plans!! I love both versions for K and 2nd.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Ideas for more Halloween Lessons

Just found a great site with some really good halloween art lessons...check it out
http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/SubPlans/hween.htm.

I am also going to try shrunkin apple heads next week with my 5th graders
http://www.marthastewart.com/article/shrunken-apple-heads.