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Katie Hatch
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#NAEA15 Finding Inspiration Down in New Orleans
Wow wow wow!  So inspired.  Between being inspired from the heart to the mind, I am ready to put into motion all I learned!  Here's a recap of my favorite things.. Tim Gunn truly spoke to our hearts.  We are so often left with an island feeling.  Not the bl...
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NAEA 2015 Presentation Supplementals
MORE COMING! Find the unit planning grid here! This is just a screenshot, but go here and you can edit this document! 
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Form, Fish and Inspiring Mistakes in Kindergarten
This outcome of this project was inspired by running out of white paper and forgetting to use stickers! Did you know I take my kindergarten students through the elements of art?  It's really the only place you'll ever see me focus on them in my curriculum. ...
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The Craft of Quilting in Centers
  Over the years of teaching,  I have collected so much information about quilts, Faith Ringgold, and Gee's Bend, but couldn't figure out how to package it all together.  I've done the story in the inside of the paper, quilt border on the outside, a Gee Ben...
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Curating the Process of Artmaking: TEACH Talk 2014
I had the amazing opportunity to give a TEACH Talk at the Akron  Art  Museum this fall.  TEACH Talk took inspiration from TED Talks.  Five art teachers spoke for six minutes each and it was an  inspiring night to be with and connect with the people that sha...
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Why Veteran's Day is My Favorite School Holiday.
I'm not super keen on "hallway projects."  You know, those projects to just decorate the hallways to coordinate with holidays or school themes.  It's just not my style.  I think they're cute, and encourage teachers in my school.  I'm always 'consulting' wit...
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Two Pins, One Lesson. Fourth Grade Zentangles.
Part 1 of the inspiration from Pinterest. Part 2 of Inspiration for Fourth Grade Zentangle Leaves Sometime one pin just isn't enough.  Thank goodness we can organize with boards on Pinterest because it was two pins on the same board that sparked an idea for...
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Two Pins, One Lesson. Fourth Grade Zentangles.
Part 1 of the inspiration from Pinterest. Part 2 of Inspiration for Fourth Grade Zentangle Leaves This is the true story of how a scroll through Pinterest sparked an idea for my fourth grade students.  A couple of years ago my student teacher introduced zen...
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Prehistoric Art for Contemporary Kids
Our contemporary project inspired by prehistoric art.  Each year I do an ancient culture at the beginning of the school year.  Ancient Greece fits into our hero unit, ancient Asia is belonging and prehistoric and ancient Egypt are my go to art history lesso...
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From Lines to Laughs: Kindergarten Bed Head
The Original Lesson The inspiration that gave a project new meaning. One of the first lessons in kindergarten is learning about horizontal and vertical lines. We use our hands and do the "horizontal hulu" which I stole from Janine Campbell's session at NAEA...
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