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Kim Bryant
Wife, mother, art teacher
Wife, mother, art teacher

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First Grade Colorful Fish
I love these colorful painted fish created by my first grade students.  We read the book Fish Eyes by Lois Ehlert.  There are a lot of great fish inspiration in it and the kids love to read it.  To get started I made some drawing pages to help them. There w...

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James Rizzi Citiscapes
My son introduced me to this fun artist.  He came home talking about an artist he learned about in art class at his school.  He liked him so much I decided to look him up.  I immediately knew that my kids would love looking at his whimsical city scapes too....

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Third Grade Stop Motion Animations
This year I decided to let my students choose the idea for their movies.  In the past I have chosen the theme for them thinking I was helping them but they were very capable of coming up with their own ideas, creating their scenes and characters and filming...

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Internet Safety Super Heroes
This project was a collaboration between our library media specialist and myself.  In library, fourth grade students learned about being a good digital citizen.  Their assignment was to create a superhero and write a script that would teach other students h...

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Color Mixing Fun Grade 1
I'm always looking for different ways to let my first grade students practice mixing colors.  The first day we talked about the primary colors and how we can use them to mix other colors on the color wheel.  I demonstrated how to mix colors using model magi...

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Second Grade Fruit and Vegetable Drawings
This project was inspired by two things, a beautiful painting by  Miroco Machiko ,  a  Japanese artist and illustrator and a healthy foods unit taught by our PE teacher and school nurse.  I loved the simple shapes and bright colors of this print and thought...

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Pinch Pot Animals
These cute pots were a challenge for my third grade students.  I used to make pinch pots with first grade but found that I ended up doing most of the work.  Pinch pots have always been challenging for kids in my art classes.  The clay either dries out from ...

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Fun Way of Displaying Second Grade Owls
Love the way the owls look on these cut trees.  It makes for a great display of artwork in the library.  The second grade students did such a great job.  Love the way they look in a group.  If you want to see all of them go to:

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Storyteller Dolls
Fourth grade students looked at Native American Storyteller dolls.  We talked about  Cochiti Pueblo potter,Helen Cordero and her clay figure that represents her grandfather telling Native American Tales.  We also discussed the connection Helen had with her ...

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Second Grade Robots
This lesson is always a hit with the kids.  This year we did the background a little differently.  I really wanted the robots to stand out from the background so we used black paper and metallic paints to print gear-like designs.  I collected some found obj...
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