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Valerie Heath
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Clay Extravaganza!
Clay Clay Clay! I've posted about my various art lessons in more detail in the past, so I'll just repost the links to those and share the photos of the great things my kiddos made this year 4th Grade-Pinch Pot Monsters http://missartypants.blogspot.com/2014...

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Animal Prints
Let's Get Wild! My fourth graders tried their hand at printmaking and I love the results!  We started off by drawing from observation.  I borrowed a crazy amount of wildlife and animal books from our school library to give the kids plenty of options and I e...

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Christmas Collages
Advent Collage Teaching at a Catholic school allows for me to integrate faith into art lessons.  While this post is LONG overdue, this is a lesson is great for Catholic school teachers during Advent.   We start off by talking about Christmas and I ask the s...

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Surrealism Collage
Something So Surreal... This lesson is still one of my favorites.  The kids love it and it's a great way to reintroduce them to Surrealism.  My full lesson description can be found in an older post here  if you want more details on what we do and how.  But ...

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Line and Shape Design Ornaments
Merry Christmas to All, and to All a Good Art Lesson! A lot of times I avoid doing holiday themed artwork with the kids, I feel like they do enough of that on their own and even a little in their classrooms.  But I really enjoy teaching this lesson and the ...

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Salvador Dali Portraits
The 'Stache is Back I've blogged about my Salvador Dali's mustache lesson before (details here)  but I have a few more photos to add to the amazingness that is this art project.  They make me smile so much!  As has been the theme this year, I didn't get man...

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Day of the Dead Calaveras
Day of the Dead Calaveras It's no secret that I LOVE Day of the Dead and all of the amazing artwork and stylings that come with it!  So I'm always playing around with new lessons to give the kids a variety of materials while still honoring the traditions of...

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PBIS Display
Positive Behavior Interventions and Support Our school uses the PBIS system, which is essentially a system which focuses on the positive behaviors in students and rewarding those who are doing right (think "Caught you being good" type of thing).  At the beg...

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Saints Art Contest
Iowa Catholic Radio's 'Our Catholic Schools Rock!' Art Contest--2015 Theme: Saints So I've been extremely behind on my blogging and I have zero (good) excuses for that.  But I figured I might as well pick up where I'm at in the classroom and share what the ...

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Tessellations
M.C. Escher, Eat Your Heart Out 5th Grade's Tessellation Sensation! If you've seen a handful of my blog posts, you already know that I love teaching cross curricular lessons and this one is no exception!  My 5th graders are learning about tessellations in m...
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