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Flower Mound, TX, United States
Hi, I am an artist, wife, mom, gamer and the Elementary Art Educator at Donald Elementary, a sweet and wonderful school in Flower Mound, TX (outside of Dallas). This is a great place to see how we are integrating studio habits with technology and interdisciplinary connections. I also love to share my "wisdom" (Re: Experiences. From mistakes.) about teaching Elementary Art. I love what I do, and I've been doing it for a long time. Creating and teaching Art is what I live for. Enjoy.

Monday, April 28, 2014

(the way cool) Donald Art Room has gone viral!!!

Well, kinda...in my mind anyway...

Last week I had a lovely visit from Nancy Walkup, who was brave to come on the afternoon of a standardized testing day...(yeah, that would be livestock noises day. Go figure.)
We are very fortunate that this wonderful lady lives close by. We had a great afternoon discussing comprehensive art ed strategies, including STEAM and meaningful interdisciplinary connections. (Nancy is also helping plan our PD for next school year, so LISD teachers, this should rock!)

Yes, we are aware the fish is coming our of my head. It just had to be a part of this. I also love the bubble placement!

And then...I got a sweet email from fellow way cool art teacher Mrs. C congratulating me on this!

School Arts Magazine

Check this blurb out!!!

Here's a blurb:
"This past week I had the chance to spend some quality time in Leslie McReynolds' art room at Donald Elementary School in Flower Mound, Texas.  I met Leslie through the Internet and was there to start planning some professional development offerings (such as design thinking, STEAM) for her district.  I knew I was in for a treat when I walked into the school and saw the halls and display cases filled with student art work.

Check out Leslie's blog, the (Way Cool) Donald Art Room. The bulleted points below are condensed from Leslie's teaching philosophy online. These ideas should be helpful to every art teacher.."

It is so cool to see this kind of support for the Donald Art program that benefits all our amazing kids. Thank you, Nancy!

1 comment:

  1. You are awesome!! Thank you for representing LISD in such a positive light! We are blessed to have you in on district!