About this Site and Me

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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.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

What Mrs. McReynolds does over the summer, part 2

I taught and attended LOTS and lots of (get ready: AMAZING) Professional Development! 

Hours and hours of exciting planning, learning, playing. I am so ready for this upcoming school year!

LISD Art Coordinator Missey Head, me, Sax rep and ceramic artist Eric Orr,  Art Ed superstar Nancy Walkup, UNT Doctoral Candidate Liz Landon,  ready for our inservice!

Nancy created this inservice on Design Thinking and STEAM for our LISD Art Teachers.

Such a great way to have professional development.

Our hands on STEAM project, connecting Science and Art through paper marbling.

Here's Missey enjoying Eric's STEAM based ceramic project: clay whistles

Nancy teaching-

Creative brainstorming!

Liz leading LISD art teachers

This was open and available to ALL the ARTS! Check out this middle school band director! She had a ball!

Eric doing his craft

Such a cool and exciting project, which can easily be used for a huge variety of things!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Updated my "Philosophy" page. Checking ego at the door. But check out those peaches!

Like any teacher, I am spending this summer thinking about last school year and what can be improved for this school year. (I am also catching up on TV, watching Battlestar Galactica. So. Good. How did I miss this?)

I decided this blog needed a bit of dusting. I was checking the stats on my blog and it seems that some of you crazy kids are checking out My Philosophy of Art Ed page. Eeck.

So I re-read it, grimaced, drank some wine and did a little editing and revising.

Check it out and let me know what you think. I welcome peer reviews!