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Katie Morris
Attends University of Nebraska at Kearney
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Primary Collages
Here are some collages ranging from 1st-3rd grade from last semester. You can see that some kids are still in the "scribble stage" of collage, while others play with composition and illustration. It's pretty fun to see the progression. Now that I've been us...
Here are some collages ranging from 1st-3rd grade from last semester. You can see that some kids are still in the "scribble stage" of collage, while others play with composition and illustration. It's pretty fun to see the pr...
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Everything is Awesome- Lego YAM Bulletin Board
 The Youth Art Month bulletin board at my primary school is Lego themed. Ever since I watched the Lego Movie, I've been wanting to use the "Everything is Awesome" theme for art. This was a good chance! I downloaded a free Lego font to print off the phrase. ...
 The Youth Art Month bulletin board at my primary school is Lego themed. Ever since I watched the Lego Movie, I've been wanting to use the "Everything is Awesome" theme for art. This was a good chance! I downloaded a free ...
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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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Color Theory and Painting Center Photos
The Blick challenge on the smARTteacher this month is to share photos of your classroom. I posted pictures of my painting center and they shared the color theory image on Facebook. Pretty soon after, there was a comment asking "Am I crazy? Why is yellow on ...
The Blick challenge on the smARTteacher this month is to share photos of your classroom. I posted pictures of my painting center and they shared the color theory image on Facebook. Pretty soon after, there was a comment askin...
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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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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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