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Katie Morris
Attends University of Nebraska at Kearney
Lives in Kansas
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Transitioning my New School to Choice- General Art Class 1st Semester
As the end of the school year draws close, I've been reflecting on the last 9 months. I feel like I've kind of stumbled at times trying to find middle ground between what I think the students were used to and where I eventually want to go with the program. ...
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NAEA16
It's been nearly a month since the 2016 NAEA Convention and I'm just getting around to blogging about it. After some extra appointments upon returning home, tons of painting for my graduate course, and jumping right into major prom planning, busy is an unde...
It's been nearly a month since the 2016 NAEA Convention and I'm just getting around to blogging about it. After some extra appointments upon returning home, tons of painting for my graduate course, and jumping right into majo...
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HB 2719- An Open Letter
To the House Taxation Committee: I am writing today in opposition
to HB 2719. I was shocked to read that the bill’s expressed goal is to “empower
citizens of Kansas” with legislation that could threaten access to libraries
and library materials. Libraries a...
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Layered Monoprinting Video
One of my art teacher friends has Friday Fun Days where the students take a break from their regular projects and do something extra fun. Last fall she asked me and some other teachers if we would create a short video with a project to show her students so ...
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8th graders on the Potter's Wheel
I mentioned in my last post that I hadn't planned on offering wheel throwing to my 8th grade class but some students asked and I figured why not? Probably half of the students ended up trying it out and all but a couple of them actually made something funct...
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Veterans Day Drawing & Assembly
I wanted to tell you about the Veterans Day assembly my school district held last November and the artwork the high school students unveiled that day.  My new school has a lot of connections to veterans, especially through the Honor Flight. I think this yea...
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Recovering the Classics
One lesson I did with my Computer Graphics class last fall was "Recovering the Classics".  The information is below. Recovering the Classics is a crowdsourced collection of original covers for great works in the public domain where anyone  can contribute . ...
One lesson I did with my Computer Graphics class last fall was "Recovering the Classics". The information is below. Recovering the Classics is a crowdsourced collection of original covers for great works in the public do...
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Kwik Stix Review
A while back I was sent a couple products from The Pencil Grip, Inc. to test out and review. The pencil grip "ergonomic writing aids" seemed to work well, but since PreK and Kindergarten are only a small portion of my class load, I kept one set and shared t...
A while back I was sent a couple products from The Pencil Grip, Inc. to test out and review. The pencil grip "ergonomic writing aids" seemed to work well, but since PreK and Kindergarten are only a small portion of my class l...
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Melting Glass in Ceramics
Once upon a time when I was in high school, my friend and I who had both decided to major in art education, were given a lot of freedom to experiment in art class. Somehow one of us came up with the idea of sticking stained glass scraps into clay and meltin...
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An Open Letter to Senator Pyle- SB56
After a friend told me a bill that allows the prosecution of teachers for allowing minors to view "harmful" material was resurrected, I decided to share the email that I am sending to my senator. Click here for the post I wrote about basically the same bill...
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8th Grade Nature Themed Artwork
My middle school classes are one semester long, 8th grade first semester and 7th second semester. I tried to get most of my lesson starters from the Core Arts Standards .  One of the standards is about preparing and presenting theme based work, and we met h...
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High School Idea Generation
After my high school art classes completed their painting , collage, and printmaking bootcamps, the next assignment was based on one of the "Connecting" National Arts Standards from the High School Proficient level. Here is the standard and my "I Can" state...
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Wife, Mom, Elementary Art teacher, blogger, KAEA webmaster
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After 6 years teaching K-6 art in a large school district, I am now the PreK-12th grade art teacher in a small school district. Teaching with choice and learning my way through my new job.
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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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