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Katie Morris
Attends University of Nebraska at Kearney
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Favorite Artsonia Features
Here are some of my favorite Artsonia features. Fan Club & Comments Parents can invite family members and friends to join their student's "fan club". When you are a fan club member, Artsonia sends you a message whenever that student has new artwork uploaded...
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K-12 Curriculum Planning
Since I will be starting a new teaching gig this fall- PreK-12th grade art teacher in a school district closer to home, I've been spending a lot of time this summer working on curriculum. I was able to spend a day shadowing the previous art teacher at my ne...
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ElementaryWeaving Tips
Last month on The smARTteacher, I wanted to create a resource for the Blick Challenge and figured I'd try something different than a lesson plan.  I put together a document with a list of which weaving skills/projects I introduce at each grade level and tip...
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Kindergarten Portrait Assessment
Last fall the K-6 art PLC was given a morning to come up with a common assessment. We decided to start with Kindergarten and chose portraits as a focus. We thought it would be best to do a portrait at the beginning and end of the school year and use a rubri...
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Primary Weaving- Collaborative & Choice
I introduced a weaving concept to each grade at my primary school. Kindergarten- Basic idea of weaving- over-under/ collaboration 1st Grade- Paper Weaving options 2nd Grade- Embellishing options for paper weaving 3rd Grade- Yarn weaving Instead of asking ea...
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In honor of Earth Day, my 2nd and 3rd grade students participated in a "Recycled Art Challenge" where they had 2 class periods and a ton of different "recycled" materials with which to make something. The project could be 2D or 3D, but most went 3D. We saw ...
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Getting Started on Artsonia
As I prepare to set up Artsonia from scratch at my new school, I thought I'd share some tips I learned over the past 6 years that helped streamline the process. If you are unfamiliar with Artsonia, it is an online kids' art museum that works really well to ...
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Tennis Mural
The tennis courts at one of the parks in my hometown were recently refinished- great!  But next to the brand-spankin' new courts, was the ugly old practice wall. The Parks & Recreation Director and I talked about using it as a surface for a mural when I was...
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Summer Plans
School's been out for a few weeks now and my family is settling into a summer routine. The end of the school year was extra chaotic as I had to pack up all of my belongings and resources from both of my schools and haul it home until I can move into the art...
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1st Grade Collagraphs
Collagraph is a type of printmaking that involves preparing the plate by gluing textured materials into a composition before inking the surface and printing. There's a good little summary HERE .  In all of my printmaking experience, I'd never tried collagra...
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Here are some more pictures from my 2nd and 3rd graders' Recycled Art Challenge, as well as their Top 10 favorite materials!
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Multicultural Art Education: Inspiration from Kehinde Wiley
This semester I am enrolled in a Multicultural Art Education course. I think I expected to learn how to use art and artists from "other" cultures- meaning "other" countries- in my lesson plans but I was pleasantly surprised with the focus on contemporary ar...
This semester I am enrolled in a Multicultural Art Education course. I think I expected to learn how to use art and artists from "other" cultures- meaning "other" countries- in my lesson plans but I was pleasantly surprised w...
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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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