Saturday, January 31, 2015

#AOEConference OUT TAKES!

Having a blast with the AOE conference today.  There are so many GREAT presenters and I have learned so much, as always!  Don (from Shine Brite Zamorano) and I presented on collaboration and I think the presentation came together well.  It might even seem flawless...  Let me tell you... IT's NOT!! Wanted to share some of the 'bloopers' of our presentation. 

Friday, January 30, 2015

Selfie Station!

This was a blast and a half!  When the kids were in to make their cupcake (see previous post), I set up a station for the kids to document the day.  It was a very popular station.  I had so much fun looking through the images that the kids took of themselves.  I really enjoyed seeing the 'quiet' kids make a silly face.  I laughed the whole time as our 1st grade students took their pictures.  It was a great station for the kids to 'share' their artwork with others. 

I plugged all 350 + pictures into this 3 minute video.  You really get a feeling for the excitement of the last 6 days in art class at Hassan Elementary.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Write a Monster Story

We have had such a good time learning about the Monsters in Mrs. Hahn's room and their Mediums!  To see all about the Monster Medium project, click here. This monster is our last.  His name is D.J. Mix.  Most of the time we try to guess the medium in class... but today I'm going to tell you what it is... It's MIXED MEDIA.  Mixed media is when you use lots of mediums to make one work of art.  The only problem is, I don't have a story to go with D.J. Mix... That were you (Hassan Elementary Students) come in.

Fill out the following Google form to write a story about D.J. Mix.  We will be picking stories to share with the rest of the class. I can't wait to see how creative you can be!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Pop-up Cards

Pop-up cards were a hit for my 2nd grade.  I wanted to give them a skill that they thought was really cool and would be able to use in the future.  You are going to get a kick out of the instructional video (about 2:55 on the clip) when you hear the kids clap. They thought I was teaching them magic. 

Below was an image that was sent to me from a parent.  I had received several emails. Parents are telling me that there are pop-up cards being made at home in most households.  These cards below are 'for sale'. That is art.  Art is what kids can value, create, experiment with at home. Give pop-up cards a try... the kids loved them!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Finalist for Blog of the Year

So honored with the nomination and to be one of the finalist of the AOE blog of the year award.  It has been nice to have the recognition of the hard work I put into sharing the great happenings of our class.  I love blogging, and not to win an award... but because I love sharing and collaborating.  Awards and comments are simply a way to hear 'thanks' in this online world.