We’ve been making pinwheels at school. They are full of color, pretty as can be! But that’s just one reason we’re making them.
We’re participating in Pinwheels for Peace, a project to show – and pray! – our support for peacemaking efforts worldwide. Continue Reading
Here are our hands (drawn during our unit on lines), preschool – 2nd grade, helping and holding one another.
Thanks, Sister Catherine Maloney, for being my helping hands at the monastery and cutting out these beautiful works of art for the bulletin board!!!! <3
The 1st day of painting with preschoolers is always exciting. (And THAT’S an understatement!)
We started with the rules:
1. The blue paint brush stays with the blue paint. The red paint brush stays with the red paint. Otherwise our bright, pretty colors will turn dull! Continue Reading
My 2nd graders took the dots to lines lesson farther than the younger kids last week. They made geometric shapes. How? Continue Reading
If you teach, you might create a Word Wall every year. I always used to as a preschool teacher, and now I’m working on one for my art classes. It’s a little different!
For example, our first vocabulary word is “line.” Turns out it’s hard to define … especially for little ones. Continue Reading
Curvy, zig-zaggy, straight and dotted … diagonal, vertical, curly and broken: lines come in all kinds of forms!
Grace kids from preschool through 2nd grade are learning about lines this week, and boy have we had fun. Continue Reading
People told me I wouldn’t miss teaching religion, now that I’m an art teacher. Pshaw. I not only love teaching “Jesus Time,” I insert it into everything I do!
Why? Because Jesus is the reason we’re here!!!!! Continue Reading