Tales from the Traveling Art Teacher

Tales from the Traveling Art Teacher

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Starting Off the School Year on the Right Foot 10/07/2018

Do you like to plan ahead? The Art Ed Bloggers Network strikes again!

Starting Off the School Year on the Right Foot It's July, and the last thing many of us want to think about is going back to school. But, summer is for planning out our next year ahea...

Developing Your Summer Art Classes! 12/06/2018

The Art Ed Bloggers Network is at it again! This month's theme is "Summer Art." I focused on how to create your own summer art classes with local venues. It's never too late to start!

Developing Your Summer Art Classes! Hello teachers! For many of you, we are on summer break! Most of us take the time to chill out and catch up on our PDs and make time fo...

Ideas for Early Finishers 10/04/2018

New post today with the Art Ed Bloggers Network! Take a peek at our articles post for this month's theme "Ideas and Activities for Early Finishers!"

Ideas for Early Finishers Please check out my previous article, " Ideas for Early Finishers" from Arts & Activities Magazine Your students are in the middle of...

STEAM & Art Integration 13/03/2018

The Art Ed Bloggers Network has another set of posts to share! Come see what Art Education bloggers have to say about STEAM/Art Integration!

STEAM & Art Integration A few years back, I wrote an article about STEAM for Arts and Activities magazine. I would like to revisit a few points from the art...

Clay Vessels (Inspired by Ceramic Artist Melissa Monroe) 13/02/2018

Highlighting the artwork of Melissa Monroe in a new series from the ! Learn about Melissa and other artists who inspire through the Art Ed Blogger Network today!

Clay Vessels (Inspired by Ceramic Artist Melissa Monroe) Meet Melissa Monroe. Melissa is a lifelong Illinoisan, having been raised in Galesburg and now living in the Chicago suburbs with her fam...

15/09/2017

Are you celebrating tomorrow? There are so many fun dot-filled projects that can be done in any traveling cart or classroom!

Photos from Tales from the Traveling Art Teacher's post 05/09/2017

We've been working on the rock painting project inspired by the book "Only One You" by Linda Kranz. Stay tuned for the full blog coming soon!

Celebrating International Dot Day! 05/09/2017

Are you celebrating International Dot Day? Here are some past lessons I've created with my students in grades K-6!

Celebrating International Dot Day! " International Dot Day ", a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration, began when teacher Terry Shay introduced his cl...

Your Beginning of the Year Checklist: September's Stepping Stones 10/08/2017

It's not September yet, but the latest issue of Arts and Activities Magazine is out now! Tales From the Traveling Art Teacher and Stepping Stones are back after a nice summer break! I highly recommend taking up yoga. It helps with the heavy lifting during your classroom set-up :)

Your Beginning of the Year Checklist: September's Stepping Stones Click here to view the full article in Arts and Activities Magazine I t's now the start of the 2017-18 school year! If you are ret...

Baby Chicks in the Art Room! 30/05/2017

Here's a little adventure we had in the art room!

Baby Chicks in the Art Room! This Spring, we took on a new adventure in our school's art room: hatching baby chicks! Every year, our school takes part in a project to ...

Art Class Adaptations: Working with Special Needs (January's Stepping Stones) 26/12/2016

This was a difficult article for me to write because it was personal. Having a child with special needs opens your eyes and heart and teaches you patience and understanding with your students.

Art Class Adaptations: Working with Special Needs (January's Stepping Stones) Click here to view the article in Arts and Activities Magazine. I n each of our classes, we attempt to meet the needs of every child....

3D Snowmen Heads! 23/12/2016

I still have one more day before break! Here's a quick 40-minute project to do with most elementary grades on the last day before winter break!

3D Snowmen Heads! In the last week of classes before winter break, I come across many students (in grades 1-4) who need a simple catch-up day to wrap up...

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