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Katie Morris
Attends University of Nebraska at Kearney
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Minecraft YAM
Tomorrow is the first day of Youth Art Month! Thursday I finished a Minecraft inspired YAM bulletin board at my intermediate school. I'm glad my student teacher suggested a Minecraft theme because I was stuck! I googled Minecraft bulletin boards and came ac...
Tomorrow is the first day of Youth Art Month! Thursday I finished a Minecraft inspired YAM bulletin board at my intermediate school. I'm glad my student teacher suggested a Minecraft theme because I was stuck! I googled Min...
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Aprendiendo del Arte- Learning from Art
After school today I drove through the beautiful snow-covered Flint Hills to Manhattan for a two hour workshop at Kansas State University, Aprendiendo del Arte- Learning from Art . The guest speakers were Agustin Cruz Prudencia (Oaxacan wood carver), Cilau ...
After school today I drove through the beautiful snow-covered Flint Hills to Manhattan for a two hour workshop at Kansas State University, Aprendiendo del Arte- Learning from Art. The guest speakers were Agustin Cruz Prudenci...
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3rd Grade 2nd 9 Weeks
We're taking a break from choice-based art as my student teacher has different requirements for her student teaching experience so I thought it would be nice to look back at some examples of projects my 3rd graders were working on in the 2nd 9 weeks of scho...
We're taking a break from choice-based art as my student teacher has different requirements for her student teaching experience so I thought it would be nice to look back at some examples of projects my 3rd graders were worki...
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Vote for Blog of the Year!
It's time to vote in the Art of Education's annual Art Ed Blog of the Year contest! This year they've added categories and, as always, you can vote for more than one. That's a relief, as I was able to vote for some old "friends"! Check out the finalists and...
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How to Draw- Sports
A few years ago when my 5th graders created "sports spheres" for a lesson, I made up some "how to draw" handouts for a baseball/softball, basketball, volleyball, and tennis ball. They are now in my drawing ideas notebook and continue to be useful to student...
A few years ago when my 5th graders created "sports spheres" for a lesson, I made up some "how to draw" handouts for a baseball/softball, basketball, volleyball, and tennis ball. They are now in my drawing ideas notebook and ...
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"Space" Drawings
One of my goals this year was to help students understand simple ways to show space in their artwork. I had some students put their hands together and say "space" as they moved their hands apart to remind them that in art, space means distance.  With 1st-3r...
One of my goals this year was to help students understand simple ways to show space in their artwork. I had some students put their hands together and say "space" as they moved their hands apart to remind them that in art, sp...
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Kindergarten Color Mixing
For my student teacher's first lesson, she wanted to review and explore color mixing with Kindergarten students. She started by reading them the story Mouse Paint, which is always fun. Next, the students got to mix colors by shaking hands! Each student got ...
For my student teacher's first lesson, she wanted to review and explore color mixing with Kindergarten students. She started by reading them the story Mouse Paint, which is always fun. Next, the students got to mix colors ...
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1st Grade 2nd 9 Weeks
Here are a sample of some 1st grader's choice projects from the 2nd 9 weeks of the school year.  Wax resist was a popular technique.  Mixed media is also popular in my classroom. This student described a special fishing trip with his grandpa and wanted to p...
Here are a sample of some 1st grader's choice projects from the 2nd 9 weeks of the school year.  Wax resist was a popular technique.  Mixed media is also popular in my classroom. This student described a special fish...
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Donors Choose, Budget Stretching, & Class Dojo
In December I had 2 Donors Choose projects funded. The first was for a new collage center. I asked for a storage shelf and drawer organizer and have just gotten them all ready to go. We previously had an old art cart and portable sink there. They took up a ...
In December I had 2 Donors Choose projects funded. The first was for a new collage center. I asked for a storage shelf and drawer organizer and have just gotten them all ready to go. We previously had an old art cart and port...
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Who's the Master Builder?
Just in case you were living under a rock last month and never got a chance to see this video, make some time to watch it ASAP! It really resonated with me and I think art teachers everywhere did a collective fist pump. The speaker addressed some of the iss...
Just in case you were living under a rock last month and never got a chance to see this video, make some time to watch it ASAP! It really resonated with me and I think art teachers everywhere did a collective fist pump. The ...
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CYOA India Wrap Up
I have some random photos of student work that didn't fit into other posts hat I really want to show you, so here's the wrap up of students' choice based Indian culture projects. The peacock print above turned out really cool. We liked the three colors toge...
I have some random photos of student work that didn't fit into other posts hat I really want to show you, so here's the wrap up of students' choice based Indian culture projects. The peacock print above turned out really coo...
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Donors Choose Books!
A couple months ago I was encouraged by Erica from Art Project Girl  to try out Donors Choose. I wrote a project proposal for a book display and 28 awesome art books and the project was funded! It was a pretty easy process and I didn't even know all of the ...
A couple months ago I was encouraged by Erica from Art Project Girl to try out Donors Choose. I wrote a project proposal for a book display and 28 awesome art books and the project was funded! It was a pretty easy process and...
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Wife, Mom, Elementary Art teacher, blogger, KAEA webmaster
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I am in my sixth year as a K-6 Art teacher in two public schools, currently exploring choice-based art education.
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2014 Kansas Outstanding Elementary Art Educator
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  • University of Nebraska at Kearney
    Art Education, 2011 - present
  • Emporia State University
    Art Education, 2005 - 2009
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