Sunday, December 19, 2010

Blick Lesson: Burlap Figures

Simon's Cat in 'Santa Claws'

I got this link from Tricia Fuglestad.  Here is one of her many spaces on the web:

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Sculpt a 4-Legged Animal in Clay

Clay animal.  I teach this lesson to second grade.

Nutcracker Man.wmv

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Saturday, November 20, 2010

EZ Grout Mosaics

Monday, November 15, 2010

Canvas Dinnerware

Altered Penny Carpets

Friday, November 12, 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Shadow Puppet Parade 2D

This was posted on YouTube by Hillary Andrlik of the blog:  The Teaching Palette

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Saturday, October 16, 2010


This is one of my videos. I'll post it here in case you haven't seen it before. I created it for use as a sub lesson on Wayne Thiebaud.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Pumpkin Patch

Sesame Street: Surprises in the Pumpkin Patch

....end of class filler

The Skeleton Dance

Just a fun song to play for the little ones when there is just a couple of minutes left over at the end of class.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Tessellation Slideshow

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Create or Else: Nathan Sawaya

I saw this at Craig Roland's blog:

Provoking Thinking

More Cathy Weisman Topal

Cardboard Printing

Kathy Weisman Topal!!!!!!!!!!!

Open-ended Arts & Crafts - Fun Activities with Biocolor from Discount Sc...

If you are happy

I'm posting this one to remind myself of some little songs I can do with wee ones if there is extra time left at the end of class.

Super Simple Songs and Play

Clean Up Song

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Circle Painting

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Autistic Artist

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Friday, June 4, 2010

Andy Goldsworthy Movie

This video goes along with lesson ideas in Barbara Child's blog:

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Matisse and Me Collage

Friday, May 21, 2010


A student found this drawing mixed in with her sketches today.

This is what I will blame all of my grumpiness on today. Pirates.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Anancy Stories

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Monday, May 3, 2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Arte - Van Gogh's Easel

Amsterdam: Van Gogh's Life and Art

Almond Blossoms : A Vincent Van Gogh Story

This is a short portion of an animated video for sale. This company has other animated offerings as well.

Grandma Moses: Emily, Jade and

Grandma Moses :LeahAnne jazmin .mov

Alexander Calder- Katelyn and Anna.dv

Jackson Pollock: Branden and Lizzy

Roy Lichtenstein- Mike Carson and Ryan

Georgia O'Keeffe: Emma and Shannon

Edward Hopper- Ellie and


Norman Rockwell- Jakiaya and

Mary Cassatt- Aubrey and

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Classic Sesame Street: Sand Sculptures

Sesame Street - Biff Helps Salvador Dada

Sesame Street: What a Piece of Paper!

Sesame Street - Sing Your Synonyms

Sesame Street - Fat Blue orders from Speedy Pizza

Time filler after preschool pizza lesson.

I am a pizza - Charlotte diamond - 10 Carrot Diamond

I might use this as a lesson sparker for a preschool sub lesson. The little ones can watch about what kinds of things they would want to put on a pizza and then create a paper pizza. If there is time left over, I would have the sub show some other pizza videos. This isn't all I would do if I were teaching the lesson, but that might be as much as a sub would want to do.

Fire Truck by Ivan Ulz

Friday, April 16, 2010

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Famous Paintings Breugel

Famous Paintings Breugel

Famous Paintings Van Gogh

Famous Paintings Mondrian

mondrian w/ liquid

Mondrian Jazz

Friday, February 26, 2010

Glue Prints

Monday, February 15, 2010

They Might Be Giants - Roy G Biv

I'm stealing this link from "Miss Rachel."

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Wild Insects

I don't know why this won't post from YouTube. These are exotic insects. Best with sound off for elementary kids.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Kindle Freebies

If you have a Kindle or Kindle app for your iPod Touch, here is a link to thousands of free ebooks on Amazon.

Friday, January 15, 2010