Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Black History Month

For our schools Black History Month celebration my art classes made collaged African Masks using symmetry. I was really proud of the students creativity and inovation. Check out all of them on our Artsonia!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Getting Geared Up!

I know the conference is 2 months away, but I'm already excited. This will be the third NAEA conference that I will attend, and the first that I will present at! I just read through the schedule and it looks really great. Last year most of the Special Needs (SNAE) Issues Group sessions were overlapping one another, and this year there is about one per hour which is great! I'm also super psyched to see so many of my friends are presenting as well. Certainly ones NOT TO MISS---

Debi West
Donalyn Heise
Mary Silvestri
Pete Curran
Tina Atkinson
Sue Loesl
Debbie Sickler-Voigt
Peter Geiser

Even more exciting... This year will be the first that the SNAE group is putting on a SUPER SESSION! Friday afternoon from 4-5:50 the great Beverly Levett Gerber will be co-presenting with Susan Loesl, Julia Kellman, and Judith Burton.

“Artism”: Understanding Autism through Art Education
4:00-5:50 PM
“Artism” is a term used to describe the “relationship between art and autism.” Explore this relationship as presenters share information on students with autism and the implications for art education.

I can't wait!

Oh and I present on Friday April 16th at 1:00. Please be there! :)

Friday, February 12, 2010

Finally! The students at KDS receive back their Ceramic Pendants! Thanks Cassie!!!

Check out more on the KDS artsonia website!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Valentines Day more than candy and cards.

Today my aid read the book "Saint Valentine" to my students. I find that one of the best ways of teaching students about interdisciplinary topics is to read them a story. Now my students know that Valentine's Day isn't just about candy- but that it started with a saint that cared deeply for others- and in his name we show our appreciation to those we love on the day of his execution.

And by the way- the illustrations also are a great lead into a lesson about mosaics!