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Katie Morris
Attends University of Nebraska at Kearney
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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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3rd Grade Special Place
I spent a lot of time over the summer going through and writing "I Can" statements for each of the new National Arts Standards so that I would be organized for the school year. I wasn't sure how often I would see the elementary classes since my schedule has...
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Walking the Walk: Facing my Fear
 Last October my advanced class made artwork dealing with fear , ideally facing their own fears. To help motivate the students to think deep, I decided to walk the walk and face my own biggest fear- spiders. I've always had a fear of spiders, since I was a ...
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Opposites
Now that I've made it through my first semester as a PreK-12th grade art teacher, I wanted to write some posts reflecting on what worked well and what didn't. I've been exploring Teaching for Artistic Behavior (TAB) for a few years now but this was my first...
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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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Confederate Flags in School
The Confederate flag is something I never really gave much thought to... until I started my current teaching position. In almost every class I have this year, I've had to discuss why it's not school appropriate at least once. Source:  https://www.flickr.com...
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Fear
Fear of being alone. Fear of heights and fear of clowns. My last blog post was about a theme I used in my advanced art class as we transition to TAB. ( Click here to read about Opposites ). After "Opposites", we moved on to "Fear". The idea was supposed to ...
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Observing Hands in 2 and 3 Dimensions
After 8th graders observed their hands through drawing (blind contour, continuous line, wrong hand), we practiced observing hands in three dimensions. The students followed along with a video clip from Ceramic Arts Daily where an artist made a 1:1 sculpture...
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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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