Wednesday, October 14, 2015

3-D Houses

In art class, 4th graders studied architecture and looked at how buildings changed over time through power point. Students learned about a variety of architectural styles and the famous architect, Frank Lloyde Wright. Students had to create a 3-D house using at least 3 architectural styles that we studied. To make this project even more fun, we worked with the 4th grade classroom teachers and made our houses light up with the circuits students created in science class. How fun is that!?! 4th graders could choose what kind of house they wanted to make, but many of them chose a spooky house! Such a fun project!

Friday, October 9, 2015

Keller Art Room

This year I am back at Keller Elementary. I taught here 3 years ago for 3 years. I am happy to be back! Here are a few shots of my room!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Dot Day!

International Dot Day is staged to encourage people of all ages to harness their creativity. It takes place September 15 each year. The inspiration behind the event is the children’s book The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. It relates the tale of a teacher who challenges one of his students to take courage in her abilities and from a dot on a page the youngster goes on to make her mark. Real-life teacher Terry Shay brought this book to his class in the late 2000s and it was this that sparked Dot Day to life. It has grown from this one classroom to now be a worldwide celebration each year. Teachers can encourage students to get busy on the day with writing, drawing, painting, or other creative outlets and share this with the Dot Day website to inspire others. It’s not just for students though and anyone can get involved to show their talents! First graders at Keller created their own dot artwork after reading the book The Dot. Students even added their own swirl gold frame around their artwork, just like the artist in the book.