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True Reflection Foam Print, Second Grade

Posted on March 12th, 2016 · Posted in Activities, Blog

To coordinate with the second grade’s unit on the printing press, I wanted to introduce students to the concept of block printing. I loved the project I found here, but was bothered by the lack.. read more


Second Grade Crayon “Batik” Heart Art

Posted on January 30th, 2016 · Posted in Activities, Blog

    Inspired by pop artist Jim Dine, my second graders enjoyed designing their own “heart art.” I found the idea for this project here, but learned a few nuggets.. read more

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Second Grade Oil Pastel Giraffes

Posted on December 26th, 2015 · Posted in Activities, Blog

While moving into the art room last August, I discovered large taupe-colored charcoal papers stacked at the bottom of a cupboard. Cut in half, they transformed into perfectly-sized giraffe backgrounds for my second grade.. read more

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First Grade “Oiled” Oil Pastel Pumpkins

Posted on November 19th, 2015 · Posted in Activities, Blog

While perusing Pinterest, I discovered a Modigliani project that painted oil over oil pastels. Intrigued, I adapted the process and had my first grade art students smear cheap vegetable oil over oil pastel pumpkins. I.. read more

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Interview of Author Glenys Nellist and Giveaway of LOVE LETTERS FROM GOD

Posted on August 1st, 2015 · Posted in Blog

From beginning acknowledgements to the ending invitation  to “join Jesus’ team,” Glenys Nellist’s love of Christ permeates every aspect of her picture book, LOVE LETTERS FROM GOD.  Intended for children 4-8, Glenys.. read more


Meet Laura Sassi, Author of GOODNIGHT, ARK

Posted on December 13th, 2014 · Posted in Blog

GOODNIGHT, ARK, is an endearing picture book written by Laura Sassi and illustrated by Jane Chapman. Written for 4-7 year olds, it is engaging, creative, delightfully illustrated, and FUN! A.. read more