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.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Back to School, 2016-2017!

Witness me getting smart, after 20+ years of teaching...

From this, May 2016:

Students spent the last few weeks of school creating collaborative murals to welcome them back to school. The murals were either an extension of a lesson or metaphor based.

These were rolled up, placed in plastic bags and stored in my closet over the summer break. We even had major roof leaks and they were fine.

1st grade is "Floating to 2nd grade!"

1st grade lesson on depth and transparency

Kinder is "Swimming to 1st grade!" Gel markers and imagination.

...last week of school, June 2016:

To this, Back to School, August 2016!

19 Bulletin Boards are covered! Ready for students on Monday!

Quick display promoting our Specials programs. Our Librarian aide did it for us.
 I have 3 display cases.

If you already do something awesome like this, go ahead and roll your eyes. I deserve it. 20 years it took me to figure this out. If not, now you know what to do during the last few weeks of school ;)

Oh, and in case you are wondering from my last post...this summer I read 14 books, finished 2 major oil paintings and started a new painting series (!!!SO EXCITED!!!), caught up on all the great TV shows (Netflix-"Stranger Things", omg), belted out the soundtrack to "Hamilton" and finally learned how to take a delicious nap. Blissful.

Happy Back to School for those starting now in August! If you start after Labor Day...enjoy the break and have a nap for me.